Is KDE for Windows good and is it worth installing?

Anwaar Amjad Ansari November 7, 2011
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I was thinking of downloading KDE for Windows. Can anyone tell me its pros and cons?

  1. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    its up to you to decide, but remember to make a restore point so that to revert back if anything goes wrong.

    KDE For Windows - An Overview
    http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2010/03/kde-for-windows-overview.html

    Accessing KDE Applications From Your Windows
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/accessing-kde-applications-from-your-windows/

  2. Richard Carpenter
    November 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I agree, none of the alt. shells for windows run as good as windows explorer, no matter which you try to install.

    I would recommend themeing the explorer.

  3. Jeff Fabish
    November 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Any time you deviate so far away from the original theme, you're going to add massive overhead to your CPU.  Honestly, I didn't know it even existed. I'll tell you this though, KDE is bad enough on it's native Linux environment, I couldn't imagine what a port to Windows would look like. The only way you will know if it tickles your fancy is if you try it out (report back to me with a verdict).

    If you want to be extra safe, you can use a virtual machine such as Virtual Box, install Windows on the virtual image and then install KDE for Windows to test it out.