This is multilingual and contains no drivers.
I have been using this for atleast 2 weeks now and I am very satisfied with how the creator of this distro decided which parts needed to be stripped out or substituted. This release has a few minor fixes and no longer contain any errors during the installation phase (funi.dll). To keep things short and simple, here’s a link to the torrent and its list of updates.
This version includes all languages and all keyboard layouts.
After 2 weeks of usage, this version is, by far, the best xp distribution I have encountered as of now. Foreign applications (provided that the selected language is installed) works without any complications and at their utmost efficiency. Also, the image file is only 242mb. Remember that this will initially install English and that any other language will need to be installed afterwards. However, keep in mind that this distribution contains no drivers. Therefore, keep those driver discs that came with the PC (or the internet) on hand or the geniune XP disc for drivers.
Booting XP took less than 5 seconds for me (dual-core AMD pc with one gig of DDR2 ram). With East Asian languages installed, foreign programs worked flawlessly except for “Concealed the Conclusion” (a doujin game).
Check the link below for more information on what has been taken out and a link to the torrent.
Although this version is not as lean or small-form factor as the sept 08 edition, east asian languages work right out of the box without any hiccups. This version of XP is most likely what the retail version should be. This installation comes with firefox 2.0 preinstalled. So far, I have not encountered any issues with programs or processes. Therefore, this XP is worthy to have on cd rather than a rewritable, since there are very little to no complaints to dock it. So if one is simply sick of all these new xp editions, one can always fall back to this one.
XP SP3 09/08 edition
*NOTE* This is the English version only.
For the most part, this revision of XP is one of the best within its series. Boot times are minimal (~10secs or less) However, this edition does not have a multilingual counterpart and has issues with some applications such as GOM player, KMplayer, iTunes. Also, applocale seems to fail miserably even with the east Asian languages installed. On the other hand, I have tested this OS on a few games and they run perfectly fine.
I am planning to test the April multilingual version sometime this month to see if there are any application hiccups or problems with foreign programs.
After installing all my mobo and graphics drivers, I am stuck with a long booting time (~1min 30sec) which is possibly the longest time I have ever had for any XP distribution. Indeed, this is one of the most stable and smallest XP builds, specifically made for gaming, leeching, etc. One just has to make sure that he or she has the necessary drivers on hand.
Other than that, I think I will have to move to a different xp distro so I don’t have to wait a minute and a half every single time.
The iso is just under 100mb and takes up only 205mb after install. This is the barebones of a fully functional XP. It strongly reminds me of “what if Win95 had the features of XP”. Frankly, I haven’t come across a single problem with this version now that LAN networking has been included within the release. However, I wished that the creator could have atleast included the east asian languages (korean, japanese, chinese), which would serve to be my one and only XP disc of all time. Since it does not include these language packs, I have to resort to my original XP disc for the languages.
Other than that, this OS is possibly the best out there for XP. No applications are included (not even WMP or IE) besides the default file manager and notepad. Basically all games should work on this platform and the loading times are the fastest that I’ve seen for ages.
For those who want to use custom visual styles (themes), one would need to run this app within the rar first. http://www.mediafire.com/?nm23gjbyjim