Konqueror for Windows

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

Posted by: carl at April 27, 2006 8:26 AM

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.

Posted by: jon at April 27, 2006 11:50 AM

thanks, will check it out

Posted by: Dafin at May 30, 2006 4:17 AM

Try this one. Actually works, though only an alpha :)

Posted by: Thangaraj at August 21, 2006 11:49 AM

I'm writing this comment from Konq @ Windows. Using andLinux ( http://www.andlinux.org/ )

Posted by: dvs at March 7, 2008 7:50 AM

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.

Posted by: Abel Braaksma at October 4, 2009 2:55 PM