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Old 03-11-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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Linux and Windows terminal


I would like to know if we can connect to a linux server with a graphic application on a client host with windows XP.

Is there any application that I can use to do it?

Where can I find the information that i'm looking for.

I know the Putty software, but it's only a terminal supporting the text mode.

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Old 03-11-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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cygwin ... ?
Old 03-11-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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Or more specifically XFree86 under Cygwin. There are lots of X-Servers for Windows although you need to pay for most of them. They will let you get the output from an X app that is running on a linux box to you Windows desktop.


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Does VNC accomplish this?
Old 03-11-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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yes it does... sort of, it allows remote viewing of graphical applications, but it's a different protocol
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There are a couple of commercial X-servers for windows, worth checking them out, but not all of them are free .

One I have found to be very useful is X-win32 ( Its pretty easy to setup, and all you have to do is enable X-tunneling in putty (help a lot if you enable compression too).

I use this at home with my mom's XP machine, and it works pretty good. I can run evolution to check my mail, and xmms (though the sound still comes out at my computer, ha!).


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