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Re: [SLUG] Xserver/Xclient
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Xserver/Xclient
- From: James <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 10:37:38 +0800
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On Wednesday 26 October 2005 10:00, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I'm told that one of the big pros of the X server/client is that the
> > server and the client can be on separate machines ( I guess like a
> > remote desktop). How can I use my windows machine to run applications on
> > the linux machine. Currently I'm just using a "vnc" setup.
> > Phill
> Short answer: install cygwin on your windows machine, making sure to
> install whatever X server is included with it.
I don't believe that this is the answer. Cygwin allows the windows machine to
have a unix-api and for it to run unix programs. It does not do what cxoffice
does for linux machines.
I know of no windows sw that will run a remote unix app.
You can look at putty which will give you a term screen which can run apps.
I think vnc is better/easier than cygwin, but that gives you a desktop ala
any of the other X-servers that run on windows.
Really, said he sticking out his neck and saying cut-it-off, only X lets you
run arbitary apps on machine A displaying on machine B. The window
manager/desktop is a background issue. ie no window manager and you can still
run say kmail on the blank grey screen of B from machine A.