WindowsFX 10

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Introduction

Windowsfx 10 LTS (formerly LinuxFX 10) is a Brazilian Portuguese distro to look like and be compatible with Microsoft Windows.

Windowsfx 10 WX Desktop

  • Windowsfx has been developed to be fast, secure and above all, easy to use.
  • Built on Linux Ubuntu, with a graphical interface of the Cinnamon environment and Linuxfx WXD tools.
  • Delivers a graphical interface similar to Microsoft © Windows® 10.
  • Putting it all together, you will have a fast, secure and easy to operate system.
  • Brings compatibility of Microsoft © platform applications, making it possible to now use a wide range of applications originally developed for Windows® through Wine recompiled for Windowsfx.

WindowsFX10 Screenshots

Advantages of Windowsfx

  • Fast, very fast: Windowsfx can operate very well on computers with only 2 cores and only 2GB of ram.
  • Safe and stable: The base of Windowsfx is Linux, which by definition already tends to be more stable. Viruses and malware developed for Windows® will not be a problem for Windowsfx, as they are different platforms, these malicious programs cannot run on Windowsfx. That simple.
  • Applications for Windows® and Linux: Windowsfx will give you access to a vast collection of applications. In addition to the apps you’re used to, you’ll have access to a new store, with thousands of free apps, just a click away.
  • AD networks and workgroups: Windowsfx is designed to provide full support for Active Directory networks and Microsoft® Windows © workgroups. You will have complete access to network computers and workgroups in an easy and native way.

Technical specifications

Parameter Detail
VERSION WINDOWSFX 10.5 WX DESKTOP LTS
Base operating system Ubuntu 20.04 LTS / Linuxfx 10 LTS
Graphical interface (DM) Cinnamon 4.6 + Linuxfx WX Desktop
Kernel 5.7.15
Office suite OnlyOffice 5.6
Workgroup networks SAMBA
Active Directory PowerBroken (PBIS) / CID
.Exe / .msi compatibility Wine 5 (Linuxfx Version)
Windows® 10 theme b00merang GPL Windows® 10 Themepack
Windows® 10 Tools Linuxfx WX Desktop system tools

Downloads

ISOs available for

  • 64 bit PC (3.8 GB)
  • RaspberryPi
  • ASUS Tinkerboard

KVM Install Notes

  • Start with a bare Linux VM on KVM64
  • Hardware list: 4 GB RAM, 32 GB HDD
  • 1 NIC (LAN), Mouse

Post Install Notes

  • If it hangs, reset from the host with qm stop [VMID]
  • Get to root user with sudo -i | sudo -s
  • Change Resolution using commandline with xrandr --size 1024x768 and aspect ratio with xrandr--size 4:3
  • VNC Server and other Remote Access server not available as the emphasis is on being a desktop only. May be overcome using native linux commands with some effort
  • The default AnyDesk client works well but the server shows 4 displays and no mouse scaling when accessed from outside. No luck with upgrades as on date to 6.0.0.1. Screen driver issues with KVM.
  • In Settings => System', min resolution needed is atleast 1280 x 800 as the width in 1024x768 does not accommodate full display.
  • No way to get Display Driver Support, but defaults work.
  • Many settings window titles are Painel de Controle even in English as are some prompts too.
  • Delays in application windows switching without "loading..." like place holders in many places
  • EXE and MSI compatibility to be installed from M$ - fonts-baekmuk
  • load_candara (Windows 10 Candara Font family) needs clean retest in 32 bit WINEPREFIX when installing in kvm64 - like many other files.
  • http://www.business.uwm.edu/gdrive/Dietenberger_E/PowerPointViewer.exe kept failing to download. Finally got the 63 MB file from:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180518033311/http://www.business.uwm.edu/gdrive/Dietenberger_E/PowerPointViewer.exe although a later capture of the binarily very same file is at https://web.archive.org/web/20191106200000/http://www.business.uwm.edu/gdrive/Dietenberger_E/PowerPointViewer.exe

References

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