Minimal KDE+Cygwin for Windows?

Holger Schroeder holger-kde at
Mon Sep 27 19:49:34 CEST 2004


you only need any X-Server under windows, and you can then use that one to 
connect to a remote unix server, which holds the KDE installation. xfree on 
cygwin is only one way to do it, you could also look into using vnc or even 
better look at and install their NX server anc NX client.


On Tuesday 21 September 2004 02:45, Vinod Gupta wrote:
> Sorry, but I don't understand why we need two desktops for
> one OS? Most common scenario in most organizations is Windows
> XP on personal laptop and a powerful Unix work horse in some
> remote server room.
> While most people are happy to navigate Windows with the native
> XP desktop, they are sorely lacking a decent environment for
> interacting with Unix. Rather than having another desktop (KDE)
> for Windows, I would like to run KDE on the Unix server which
> already exists there. I would like to have the second desktop
> on my laptop which connects me to Unix, not the local XP.
> I think having a local KWIN Window Manager is OK but the whole
> KDE-for-Windows would be an overkill.
> Can some one suggest what minimum software I will need to
> install on my laptop? I mean which packages apart from X11, ssh
> and base package from Cygwin? I guess I need to pick only a few
> more packages from Cygwin and KDE for Windows. Exactly which ones?
> Thanks for your help,
> Vinod
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