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Windows XP desktop
Say hi to my rather cluttered Windows XP SP3 desktop. Other than the mess, the only thing that's different from a typical Windows desktop is that I've placed the menubar on top--where it was intended to be! :-)
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon desktop
And now say hello to my much neater Linux Mint/Cinnamon desktop. You'll notice that except for having the Menu button on the top left instead of XP's Start button, it looks pretty much like XP. Mint/Cinnamon does more than than that, it also works--left-click to select, double-left-click to run, right-click for properties--just like XP.
WinWord on XP
Here we have a typical Windows XP application--Microsoft Word set to use menus instead of the annoying ribbon. You know it well.