[Wine] Wine based "Windows desktop"

André Carvalho acarvalho at abordo.com.br
Wed Jan 18 10:57:08 CST 2006

Use ReactOS instead.
That's exactly what they try to do.


Joris Huizer wrote:

> Hans Christian Studt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like set up a Linux desktop icon and menu item that will 
>> launch a wine based "Windows desktop".
>> Ideally the "Windows desktop" should look excactlly like a *default* 
>> windows 2K/XP desktop.
>> Is this possible ?
>> Has anybody already done so ?
>> Is that already docemented somewhere ?
>> I think this would allow more users to try out wine using the familar 
>> windows gui interface.
>> Next step would be to install simple windows applications all within 
>> the familar windows environmet.
> In case you really want an environment feeling just like the windows 
> XP desktop, you could either make a special window manager that 
> responds as much like that windows desktop as possible (that'd be 
> loads of work) -- or just use one of the window managers for which 
> there are themes to make desktop similar to the XP one (for instance, 
> KDE comes pretty close I thought, when configured to use windows-like 
> looks and behaviours)
> It's up to the user to choose to use that window manager and/or theme, 
> ofcourse
> HTH,
> Joris
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