LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2002, 07:31 PM   #1
pilot1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Gentoo, Fedora Core
Posts: 408

Rep: Reputation: 30
Exclamation 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.
 
Old 11-12-2002, 07:36 PM   #2
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Cornwall, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,345

Rep: Reputation: 56
It seems as though it has been done:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=kde+cygwin

Keep us posted on your progress, too.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 02:04 AM   #3
finegan
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 57
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
 
Old 11-13-2002, 02:53 PM   #4
MasterC
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
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
 
Old 11-13-2002, 02:59 PM   #5
Stephanie
LQ Addict
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Arizona
Distribution: 9.2 Mandy 1.4 Gentoo 5.1 FreeBSD WinXP
Posts: 1,166

Rep: Reputation: 45
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
 
Old 11-14-2002, 07:04 AM   #6
pilot1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Gentoo, Fedora Core
Posts: 408

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
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.
 
Old 11-18-2002, 12:26 AM   #7
KnightAbel
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Kaysville, UT USA
Distribution: Red Hat Linux, Slackware
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
 
Old 11-21-2002, 11:42 AM   #8
pilot1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Gentoo, Fedora Core
Posts: 408

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
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.
 
Old 11-21-2002, 09:12 PM   #9
KnightAbel
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Kaysville, UT USA
Distribution: Red Hat Linux, Slackware
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 30
but what you can do is back up your registry somewhere and reinstall the old one from the command prompt if something goes wrong.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 08:53 AM   #10
adas
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: It's icy and cold and damn...
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kde, gnome, x-windows, helpme0904 Fedora 5 10-07-2004 03:37 PM
Replacing KDE 3.1 with windows Name_Pending General 11 02-11-2004 11:12 PM
kde windows closing dukeinlondon Linux - Software 1 11-16-2003 12:41 AM
KDE 3.1.0 - To much like windows for me. Bluesuperman Linux - Distributions 3 02-12-2003 01:56 PM
Docking Windows in KDE Black Mammoth Linux - Newbie 1 03-12-2002 09:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration