XP-like Puppy 4.3.1 ENGLISH version

New English XP-skinned puplet was created by the Hungarian community.

Wine 1.1.35 was also included for installing Windows programs.

Download here: ftp://skami.homelinux.org/puppylinux/ISO/XP-like_puppy_ENG.iso

Visit the Hungarian Puppy Linux Community webpage http://skami.homelinux.org

Hungarian version of XP-look is here.

Added by skami January 8, 2010 (3:12PM)

abhik on April 23, 2010 (7:18AM)

some portion is not readable

RobertH on April 12, 2010 (2:05PM)

I love XP-like puppy, runing from live Cd with USB flash for pupsave. Thanks for a great Puppy!

Minor issue, when I try to configure CUPS for my HP Deskjet 832C, there is NO option for parallel printer, but there IS that option on basic Puppy 431. Serial and USB are there, but not parallel.

Any idea why?

Thanks again.

Gene on April 4, 2010 (7:15PM)

Have installed xp like puppy but the pmount won't mount usb flash drive or my hard drives.... install ...grub freezes up as well.
Had no probs before with puppy 4.3.1.

wanted to put this version on hard drive for my mother who is used to XP.

Ans: You could be having a pup_save mix-up. Try using psubdir=xxxx for every Grub entry that you have, and move every pup_save into its proper xxxx (folder). See this for frugal install.

adi on March 3, 2010 (1:30AM)

Regarding the admin post please register as new user in the forum and there is a form to send me a personal message. I have the same user name on this forum.

Paul on February 28, 2010 (10:21PM)

I could not get an English keyboard and so gave up on this distro. The new Dpup works well.

Gigi on February 26, 2010 (10:36PM)

i find a bug on english version from hungarian team.
boot manager failure when you try to install simple or expert stuck on expert mode when you chose any option nothing happens.i not tried command line just the graphical mode.i know its possible to install from bootable floppy or other source.

admin on February 26, 2010 (6:39PM)

Gigi, please post in the contact form so it will be easy to contact you directly.

gigi on February 26, 2010 (5:30PM)

hi Adi

Thank you for advice. Could you please point me to some direction what Linux os you are using? Which one has the windows menu? I can make another distro (linux), know how to do, but i haven't got time. We have each mont over 40 ton computers.
I am still waiting for dell to reply but they want from me contract for support i cannot pay that amount, costs a fortune.
Thank you again.

adi on February 25, 2010 (5:14PM)

Linux is friendly enough both on old or new computers. Puppy is very good to start a computer immediately, After that a client can buy what commercial os likes for a pc (there are plenty of variants) but he or she can see that the machine is good. You can change the wallpaper for branding with your own image. It's easy. I buy only recycled computers for years. They can work with puppy too (and it's windows-like menu except some puplets).

gigi on February 25, 2010 (11:28AM)

thanks for reply,i just know the battle between manufacturers and microsoft.
we currently recycle redundant it equipment because some companies have budget from government. they change computers each year especially end of year just to get the same budget each year. also environmental health about recycling and minimize waste because of carbon emission.
i tried to contact several companies but all want to make money from software. at the moment we use ubuntu and opensuse. but i like puppy because of the size and this small distro can make even the oldest computer fast.
i was looking for some xp look-alike but there are many and i dont know the legal one because i dont want to fall out with law.
i can install a server for multiple linux os but at the moment i dont know the right option.
mainly our hardware have windows license but branded one. and we cannot install through oem. there are few ways, one is to install from branded - this is non economical, or use new license - same, non economical, or use linux.
but with linux it's a bit hard to sell because people dont understand the functionality. i was looking for some friendly options but am still hanging.
i dont know where this world go but i believe we all are responsible for the weather changes. we don't listen to nature. and i believe this will knock us down somewhere.
thank you again for reading.

Reader on February 24, 2010 (5:19PM)

Gigi, 404 means "not found", probably because the author removed the files from the server.

The theme used in XP-like is already safe to use. Our friends from Hungary must be aware of your issues.

gigi on February 23, 2010 (9:13PM)

hi is it legal to use xp look themes?
we have a recycling center and struggling because by data protection we have to format the hard drives but we could not install windows even if we have license on the machine. i phoned up microsoft, they told me that if i buy a minimum of 5 oem through their suppliers then i become a volume license user. but this is just for oem. for branded i have to contact the manufacturer. but again the manufacturer wont release software just for free. some of them want to be on support contract from the sale of recovery cds.
i was thinking of linux at the moment. puppy looks quick to install and of course works on old machines. it is too hard to find the right way because the government is pushing everyone about environmental problem and on another side the software monopoly and manufactures want too much money.
did anyone know the right answer?
i see some xp themes for linux but some of links are 404 probably a copyright issue.
who knows?

thanks for reading
best regards

IvanSampa on February 16, 2010 (8:39AM)

I like XP-like ! I post new video youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbMFaqfIT0 :):)

Reader on February 9, 2010 (9:06PM)

Try to command "poweroff' while in console (without the quotes).

karthik on February 9, 2010 (4:30AM)

Hello sir,
I am working on xp-like puppy linux.it is looking great.only one problem i have.i installed it on usb (not full installation i.e frugal installation).when i run in Xvesa mode,the system is not able to reboot or shutdown the system .insted of that x is restarting again,this is happening in both the cases (reboot,shutdown)

pls help me,in this problem


Mallesh on January 16, 2010 (9:35PM)

Hello, i am new to puppy linux.

I have installed xp-based puppy linux on my usb. It is looking good. My question is how to restart icewm from command line instead of (start menu --> window manager-->restart icewm) using the mouse.

I tried icewm --replace &, but it closed all open windows.

Answer: See this.

b.maheshwar on January 12, 2010 (1:48PM)

Idesk icon manager

I have installed idesk manager in Xp-like puppy,i modified in /root/.xinitrc ,now the icon manager is changed

but my problem is if i use Desktop Icon Switcher from (Desktop->Desktop ICon Switcher),desktop icons thems not changed

(Note: i modified file /usr/sbin/icon_switcher,in line below line from
rox -p=/root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin

exec idesk &

Then i restarted X,)


b.maheshwer on January 12, 2010 (8:41AM)

Thank you for quick reply.

I tried the above command for disabling mouse right click menu:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2"

but no success. I have read the link you have sent, no success.

what exactly i need is
1)Restrict users to delete desktop icons.
2)Restrict users to edit desktop icons (so he can change command name ,and command).
3)If it possible,if user is issued mouse-right click,he should
not get any menu (OR) he should get customised menu.
4)In which file we have to modify to get custom menu (for mouse right click)?


skami on January 12, 2010 (3:19AM)

Hi again !
for the keyboard issue:

sorry, choose us, there was another question on murga-forum asked for uk map...
here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=380936#380936

for the right-click menu:
i wrote that command and worked for me...
murga-thread here:
bye !

s-kami on January 12, 2010 (3:13AM)

Thank you for the commments !

For the keyboard issue:
delete the file : /etc/keymap (contains hu.keymap) and restart puppy.
Than you will be asked for keyboard. Afterward start menu-- > settings -->mouse/keyboard wizard -->advanced xorg keyboard configuration -->layouts--> gb united kingdom and click to yes, activate new settings.

disabling the right-click:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2"


b.maheshwer on January 11, 2010 (3:31AM)

I am new to puppy linux,i installed Xp-like puppy linux on usb device,it is looking great,

i want to disable mouse right click menu options on desktop and desktop icon menu.i tried so much,it not sucess

i tried following things

1)modified /root/.config/rot.sourceforget.net/ROX-Filler/menu2
(where mouse right click menu is their)
Not sucess
2)xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1'
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2'
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 8 9 4 5 6 7 2 3'
Not sucess
3)i tried to add "ButtonMapping" " 1 1 1 " in /etc/Xorg/xorg.conf
but in /etc/Xorg/xorg.conf their is no input device section (i created manually)No sucess

I want to permanently delete mouse right click options menu on desktop icons


TLM on January 10, 2010 (2:29PM)

Keyboard layout is in hungarian, even tho the locale is set to usa. Attempts to change the keyboard results in an error message, and the layout remains hungarian.

G. C. Grabowski on January 10, 2010 (8:53AM)

This looks really fantastic. Thanks to the guys and gals who put in the hours on this one.

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