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Old 01-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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KDE on Windows

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.
Old 01-09-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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Short answer: no.

Long answer: no, but....

KDE 4.0 will be able to run on Windows. I am not sure about any of the specifics, but it is supposed to be able to. KDE 4 will be out in a year or so, so we will all have to wait.


Old 01-09-2007, 06:41 PM   #3
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For me at least, Linux already does 98% of what I need. Before someone goes to all the trouble of porting KDE to Windows, I'd rather they put the effort into the last few tweaks to Linux.
Oh well.....
Old 01-09-2007, 06:59 PM   #4
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You could try to install cygwin, can't tell you how start up kde or anything with it, I've never used it. You should search for a tutorial or some instructions either on linuxquestions or google.
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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.
Old 01-10-2007, 09:00 PM   #6
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Thumbs down KDE on win$$$ -?????

Dont you dare put our KDE on wincrap !!!!!

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Old 01-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #7
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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...
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Originally Posted by ThndrBrd
Dont you dare put our KDE on wincrap !!!!!
No need to be harsh. KDE is free software, so people can do as they please with it.


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