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I am new to Linux, so I still do things on Windows that I am clueless about on Linux, but I'm bored with XP's GUI. KDE is so much better and I would like to know if it is possible to install it on Windows XP.
I've gotten KDE running in Windows before (cygwin), but you can't use it as a shell replacement or anything (yet) because it has no way to honor Window's window management, task management, or alot of other things.
It's too complicated, wastes resources, and you can't handle Windows programs inside of it without using Wine on top of, which'll be even more complicated and waste more resources.
For now, stick with Linux, try another shell (my favourite is BBLean), or wait until a hack comes out. There might even be one, actually... wouldn't surprise me one bit, all sorts of crazy stuff is coming out all the time.
Hey, keep it neutral. There is no way to compile kde for windows natively, but if you wanted to you can find a patch for the uxtheme.dll file and then install a kde plastik theme --- it won't solve ur problem but its a step up...