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Author Topic: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?  (Read 3427 times)

tinjaw

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Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« on: December 09, 2007, 07:44:02 PM »
Cygwin/X hasn't been updated since January 2004. It looks to be dead. What are you folks using these days to connect to an X session from a WinXP box to a *nix box?

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Re: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 04:55:21 AM »
I've used starnet X-Win32 in the past, which worked pretty great... but anyway, does cygwin/X suit your need? If so, no need to stop using it just because of versionitis :)
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Re: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 05:37:02 AM »

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Re: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 08:29:16 AM »
I have a very old version of StarNet XWin-32. I think it is version 4 or something close. I recently got an email that they are up to version 9 with all kinds of bells and whistles and a USB flash drive version. I would love to get it, but I can't justify the price for as little as I use X11.

As Cygwin/X is minimalist, I was curious to know if there is something that is freeware and has more features than Cygwin/X. I should also check out NoMachines NX. I have seen it around, but have not used it myself.

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Re: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 07:34:16 AM »
if you just want to use the box as if you were sitting in front of it
you can always use VNC

back when i was still using windows as my main operating system i also used xwin32 which did the job for the most part (some 4 years ago)

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Re: Is it time to move beyond Cygwin/X?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 11:51:18 AM »
Xming works well for me.
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