Just tried that out. Quite nice.
But to my surprise it produced an error. Kio somthing…
But all the apps seem to work. At least you can use something save on
the windows machine too.
Anyone tried it out on his/her windows?
Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
using LXDE on 11.4 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee… http://mzl.la/o4n9Yw
hmmmm…i wonder: is KDE on Windows actually safer than Windows alone?
That seems extremely unlikely.
And I doubt it works like the desktop systems in Linux. My guess is kde is running on top of all the usual windows trat
Sort of, i.e. normally KDE apps are run from the windu menu, but not completely. It is possible to replace the windu shell and use KDE’s WM. But that’s not fully functional (yet). Projects/KDE on Windows/FAQ - KDE TechBase
See it as a conversion tool . Imagine a long-time windows user starting to use KDE on Windows…If he/she will like it, the user will definitely want an operating system of the same quality beneath it. Ergo, another new linux user.
On 08/22/2011 02:06 PM, Knurpht wrote:
> If he/she will like it, the user
> will definitely want an operating system of the same quality beneath it.
> Ergo, another new linux user.
ok…personally i like the method you mention, and the same is here http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:How_to_migrate_from_Windows which also
converts though use and familiarity with FOSS software running on
Windows…but, the list there doesn’t include KDE, perhaps it should,
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!
i happened to notice a laptop user with KDEWindows… but i haven’t used it myself. The guy with the lappy thought he was IndianaJones of the local geeks… i just smiled.
the concept of Linux VM’s on a windows box has popularity among those i know, gamers for the obvious reason, and guys with home entertainment boxes. The one i was most impressed with was firewalled on the host side to only communicate with local lan and netflix. The bridged Debian VM did web chores, etc and shared a common samba folder with the host. Kinda best of both worlds.
I think if KDE Windows develops a signature app in the Win marketplace, it might actually go somewhere.
One of the groups interested in KDE on Windows were the Brazilian educators who wanted a consistent interface regardless of OS. Unfortunately, the project has never attracted a lot of developers and has struggled to keep up with KDE on Linux.