Can you use an Altera JTAG usb programmer to program a Xilinx board?

Hi im new to VHDL and FPGA's, I wanted to buy a xilinx board on a budget but cant find a cheap xilinx jtag programing board, is it possible to use a cheap Altera compatable programer to program the board?

or the a cheaper way of doing it? Im broke at the minuite so I can only aford cheap equipmet to get started on.

thanks

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