I loved to use calculator on Ubuntu and I don't like calculator on Windows 7.

How is this possible to quickly install Ubuntu calculator on Windows 7?

  • seriously.. why? you would need gtk2, a compiler and someone who fixes the code up to run on windows.. only to use another calculator. isnt there any replacement for the calculator that fits your needs AND runs on windows natively? Feb 15, 2011 at 10:30
  • @mugen: not necessarily, I have found a solution and now I am checking it. The solution is a virtual machine, in particular Oracle VirtualBox, which (I have to check that) allows to run Ubuntu in a background and present only a control panel of it, so I have the calculator on Windows 7.
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 10:36
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    That, Sir, is madness.. Feb 15, 2011 at 10:38
  • @mugen: yes, you may call it so :-)
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 10:39
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    (Expecting many upvotes for That, Sir, is madness)
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 12:04

3 Answers 3


You can use X forward from virtual machine or from server/separate machine.

xming is X emulator for Windows XP/7/2008.

It may be possible to compile Ubuntu calculator for Cygwin. For example GTK2 is already compiled, and easily installed with Cygwin.

  • +1, found your suggestion also nice
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 11:34
  • @Tim: good thing with X forward (even from your virtual machine) is that then application acts as native Windows software (so it's in your task bar, you can alt+tab to it etc).
    – Olli
    Feb 15, 2011 at 11:50
  • The same thing is possible with VirtualBox. You are the closest to the answer, so I mark yours as a solution
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 12:01

If the ubuntu calculator is available for KDE, you could try this http://windows.kde.org/. I tried it with some KDE software like amarok, and it worked fine for me.

  • +1, thanks for the answer. However, virtual machine brings lots of other applications together so I have chosen that solution.
    – Timofey
    Feb 15, 2011 at 11:33

In addition to the XForward: Oracle VirtualBox, Ubuntu 10.10 and VBoxGuestAdditions for Ubuntu would perfectly suite as well.

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