Best remote desktop software

Brad De Vries devriesbj at
Mon Sep 26 12:38:05 UTC 2005

On 9/25/05, Simon Rönnqvist <simon at> wrote:
> 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

There are several X servers available for Windows but the two that
I've used are:

Cygwin ( -- Free
MI/X ( -- Free trial, $25 to buy.


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