Best remote desktop software

Simon Rönnqvist simon at
Sun Sep 25 19:05:27 UTC 2005

On Sep 25, 2005, at 18:40, Todd Yarling wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 18:03 +0300, Donatas G. wrote:
>> is that done? Can I run remote X11 session from a Windows computer
>> with
>> the help of putty or other ssh client?

   You need some kind of X11-server for the Windows machine. It's  
called server even though it's kind of used as a client. That's  
because what you do is that you ssh (or telnet) into a remote machine  
and open an application towards a remote display (the "X11 server" on  
the Windows machine).

Personally I only use Mac and Linux, so I really have no experiance  
with running an X11 server for Windows. I know that there is software  
for this purpose and I think that it should be farily easy to use.  
You just need to find out how. Google is your friend, and maybe some  
other friend can give some other hints here at this mailing list.

> no, you need some flavor of VNC, tight, ultra, real, etc, ssh is for
> getting a command prompt from you linux box.

   No, that's a different solution for remote desktop usage... but  
it's not what he asked about. You can run X11 applications remotely too.
Please read the previous posts in this discussion to know the  
different alternatives and understand what we're talking about.

   cheers, Simon
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