Raspbian XP, new Windows XP clone for your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry XP

One of the best options, if not the best, that we can use as an operating system on our Raspberry boards is Raspbian. It is the system developed by the same company as the raspberry and is based on Debian, which should ensure stability and reliability. But, personally, I don't like its interface at all, so I always end up installing another desktop for it. There are options, and more and more, as shown by a new distribution like this Raspberry XP that clones the old Windows XP to use on our little boards.

More specifically, Raspbian XP is designed to run on the Raspberry Pi 4, more modern version which is the only one with enough power to run this operating system without suffering too much. This version of Raspbian comes with many functions that we could enjoy in Windows XP, such as the same design with the same Start menu or a slightly retouched LibreOffice to make it more like the Microsoft Office of the company that Satya Nadella runs.

Only the Raspberry Pi 4 will be able to move Raspbian XP

Logically, we are talking about a Linux with a Windows interface, which means that we will not be able to run Microsoft system applications, or not directly. Its developers yes have included some emulators so that we can execute these applications, and others such as BOX86, DOSBox, Mupen64 and MAME, which will allow us to play all kinds of classic titles that we could play in MS-DOS or in the arcade machines of the last century.

Raspberry XP still under development, so they will introduce even more news before its official launch. In the previous video you can get an idea of ​​what Raspbian XP looks like (and how Raspbian 95 did it), but we can also try it ourselves if we download the operating system from this link. Keep in mind that it is in IMG format, which means that we will not be able to emulate it easily in software such as VirtualBox or GNOME Boxes.


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  1.   Ivan said

    Does it make sense to look at xp? There is no support, few codecs, there are even retired services! As far as we are going, not even a flash support could have, necessary to see YouTube.

    1.    George said

      If you understand what a Win XP-themed Linux is?