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  1.    26 Mar 2015 #1
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    What do you guys think of installable desktops for windows 10?


    What do you guys think of installable desktops for windows 10?

    Do you think Microsoft would ever do that?
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  2.    26 Mar 2015 #2
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    What do you mean? Are you talking about linux again and swapping KDE for something else?

    If so, no, of course not.
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  3.    26 Mar 2015 #3
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    Short answer.. no.
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  4.    26 Mar 2015 #4
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    Adamf,

    No swapping, the default desktops would remain installed.

    I hate to brink up Linux again. For example in Ubuntu or almost any distro you can add other smaller desktops. Adding Kde and Gnome may conflict with the current desktop installed.

    Sample would be
    Sudo apt-get install xfce4

    In windows
    Oneget install w31destkop, w95desktop or w98desktop or wmedesktop or w2000desktop or wvistadesktop or windows7desktop or window81desktop or Wntdesktop and so on.
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  5.    26 Mar 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Adamf,

    No swapping, the default desktops would remain installed.

    I hate to brink up Linux again. For example in Ubuntu or almost any distro you can add other smaller desktops. Adding Kde and Gnome may conflict with the current desktop installed.

    Sample would be
    Sudo apt-get install xfce4

    In windows
    Oneget install w31destkop, w95desktop or w98desktop or wmedesktop or w2000desktop or wvistadesktop or windows7desktop or window81desktop or Wntdesktop and so on.
    It seems that you like Linux more that Windows.. and that's cool but please stop wishing that Windows looks/functions like Linux. It's not going to happen.
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  6.    26 Mar 2015 #6
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    Then why is Microsoft getting oneget?
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  7.    26 Mar 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Then why is Microsoft getting oneget?
    It's an enhancement.. but what you want is not going to happen. Really, if you like Linux that much use it and skip Windows.
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  8.    26 Mar 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Then why is Microsoft getting oneget?
    I'm sure OneGet was implemented for many reasons other than making it necessarily do what Linux does.

    But to answer your question, here is a tutorial that will show you a couple of uses- PowerShell OneGet - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 Forums

    -Jamie
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  9.    26 Mar 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    It's an enhancement.. but what you want is not going to happen. Really, if you like Linux that much use it and skip Windows.
    I still use windows 7 and most likely will stick with windows 7 with some form of Linux installed. I say I use them about equal, right now I am posting from windows 7. I still have a checkbook program I made with windows 7 Microsoft works database that I still use. I didn't like any of the free checkbook software.
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  10.    26 Mar 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Adamf,

    No swapping, the default desktops would remain installed.

    I hate to brink up Linux again. For example in Ubuntu or almost any distro you can add other smaller desktops. Adding Kde and Gnome may conflict with the current desktop installed.

    Sample would be
    Sudo apt-get install xfce4

    In windows
    Oneget install w31destkop, w95desktop or w98desktop or wmedesktop or w2000desktop or wvistadesktop or windows7desktop or window81desktop or Wntdesktop and so on.
    Well, no. That isn't how Windows works. As with OSX you use the UI you are given (subject to a limited bit of customisation). That is really the whole point.

    If you don't like it then you have to use a different OS where you can install whatever DM you want.

    OneGet is only a (currently rather limited) way of installing things that actually exist. You can't use it to install things that no-one has written.

    Similarly you cant hope
    sudo apt-get free_version_of_MSOffice_and_a_start_button_that_looks_like_a_cucumber
    will work on any version of linux.
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