Windows XP Look-a-Like on a Raspberry Pi
RPi based Windoze XP Look-a-Like for people who don't want to learn NEW computers!
Decommissioned 27 October 2022
remarkably long run!
*** 2022 Update: Finally updated to Buster on a fresh 32g sd card. Original Grampi had been running constantly for 3.5 years! Not bad! ***
*** 2021 Update: GramPi is STILL humming along - 2.5 years with periodic q4os updates ***
Motivation & Goals
The GramPi project focused on managing dated computers for my older friends (80-90+ years olds!). Older x86 desktop computers were all beginning to fail and I was running out of parts! System usage is very limited, typically used for email, browsing and card games, BUT they all knew how to use their systems and were not interested in changing the way they do things - or spending a bunch of money!
The original goal was to replace aged desktop computers for elderly family and friends. Most of which were already running Linux that looked like XP (Lubuntu).
Level of Difficulty & Prep Time
Pretty simple project, no programming required but Raspberry Pi and Linux knowledge may be required.
Possibly 1-2 hours of install/config work if hardware is in place.
VERY little ongoing maintenance (see Aftermath section). I do manual Q4OS updates but am pretty sure they could be automated.
This replacement "PC" was well under $100 - cheap/fun project!