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pilot1 11-12-2002 08:31 PM

KDE in Windows?!
 
Has anyone got KDE or Gnome working in Windows? According to http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net/ it's possible, I plan on doing it and attempting to start KDE intsead of explorer.exe with Windows. :cool:

Thymox 11-12-2002 08:36 PM

It seems as though it has been done:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=kde+cygwin

Keep us posted on your progress, too.

finegan 11-13-2002 03:04 AM

Oh that's just sick, evil sick, bad sick, like dogs and cats living happily together sick... yeah tell me how it goes too.

Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick,

Cheers,

Finegan

MasterC 11-13-2002 03:53 PM

I run windowmaker on it, and it works just fine. So I don't see what KDE would be that much worse ;)

Hey, when you are at work and have very little control over your choice of OS, you have to do something...

Cool

Stephanie 11-13-2002 03:59 PM

Finegan,

Running a UNIX app on Windows is not such a bad idea. It may make Windows more reliable.

Oh wait a minute.. sorry. After checking the EULA that comes with Windows, it states that anything you do to the operating system and the apps that come with it that make any or all more reliable in any way is grounds for a $100,000 fine and several lifetime sentences. It also means you were a bad, bad person, and MS will revoke your copy of Windows.

Well at least some good will come with that kind of sentence :)

pilot1 11-14-2002 08:04 AM

Hmm.. I can start X Windows, but I get errors when I try to start KDE. I'm gonna do a complete reinstall later today, i'll let ya know what happens.

KnightAbel 11-18-2002 01:26 AM

Quote:

Oh wait a minute.. sorry. After checking the EULA that comes with Windows, it states that anything you do to the operating system and the apps that come with it that make any or all more reliable in any way is grounds for a $100,000 fine and several lifetime sentences. It also means you were a bad, bad person, and MS will revoke your copy of Windows.
that just cracks me up.

I'm gonna continue with what finegan was saying:
Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick! perversion! Monster! Destroy it! Kill it! sick!

okay, I'm done. keep us updated

pilot1 11-21-2002 12:42 PM

I just got it yesterday, I have Windows 2000 so i'm not gonna try to start KDE instead of explorer, because I would have to edit the registery to fix it if anything went wrong and you can't do that in DOS.

KnightAbel 11-21-2002 10:12 PM

but what you can do is back up your registry somewhere and reinstall the old one from the command prompt if something goes wrong.

adas 12-02-2002 09:53 AM

That reminded me of...
 
is there any small, I mean really tiny (something like BlackBox but lighter) opensource windowmanagers for dos, as my linux on 8086 project is getting bigger, I would first like to try out some non-ms windowers on dos.
Heres my complete plan:
1) Get ELKS linux running on my 8086 laptop (done!)
2) Hack, crack, tweak and eventually crush ELKS to even smaller (<640kbit) OS (so far I've only got keyboard remapped to finnish, some unneccessary apps removed and some added)
3) somehow get ANY wm that knows CGA displays and will run on 8086. (done a lot google searching already)
4) This is the worst (best) part of whole project: rip off the ROM chip where DOS is located and burn Linux on it instead, or completely trash the old one and whack bigger and better on it instead.
5) Bring it with me to world expo 2004... ;)

I have homepages up soon.


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