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Re: [vox-tech] Speaking of XFree86
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Re: [vox-tech] Speaking of XFree86



Cygwin Xfree86 is just plain cool for win (pun inteded) im @ work.  I 
actually was able to compile libSDL on Windows XP and run the various 
test programs.

Stephen

R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:

> Oh man does that just rock or what?! Cygwin is so cool--I use it a lot at
> work where I'm stuck on an NT box.
> 
> There is also a port of KDE1 to Cygwin. It's fun to play around with.
> Apparently the guys on SourceForge who are working on this are also trying
> to get KDE (and QT) to compile natively in Win32.  Imagine being able to
> replace Windows Explorer shell with KDE instead!
> 
> Of course, you might ask, why not just run Linux?!
> 
> On 30 Aug 2001 speck@blkmtn.org wrote:
> 
>> Marginally on topic. (I mention Linux in the message)
>> 
>> I've been palying with Cygwin tools at work on a Windows NT 4.0 system.  Mainly to get a better feel for Linux command line utilities/etc.
>> 
>> There is a Cygwin port of XFree86 v4.1(?).  In any case, I got it working and now I can ssh into a Linux box and run X programs over the Internet, like Netscape, Konqueror and Mozilla.
>> 
>> What fun!
>> 
>> -sp
>> 
>> 


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