August 8, 2004
Konqueror for Windows
Not having easy access to a Mac or *nix box, it's been a hassle for me to test web pages/apps in KHTML (the Safari/Konqueror HTML engine). Until now.
KDE on Cygwin brings KDE (and KHTML) to the Win32 desktop. This has got to be one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Not only can you run a full-blown KDE session, you can also run individual apps in their own windows (Win2K screenshot). Sure it runs a little slow, and is a bit of a memory hog, but it's much quicker and easier than dual booting just to see how KHTML renders your web page.
Posted by jon at August 8, 2004 3:12 PM
the other alternative would be to use the free VMware Player and a light Virtual machine like Slax (250MB), though you would have to put the web page on a usb stick so that both host and guest can access it
That's not a bad way to do it. These days I prefer coLinux over KDE-cygwin. It lets me do the same things I could with KDE-cygwin, but it runs much faster and uses a lot less memory, since it runs natively.
I've even set up shortcuts in my quicklaunch bar for Konqueror and XTerm. Just a simple .vbs script that launches Xming (the Windows X Server) if it isn't already running, and then starts the app on coLinux using plink.
thanks, will check it out
I came across your post while writing up a little 1-2-3 step-by-step for using andLinux + Windows + Konqueror. I know this post is rather old, but you may want to check it out.