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I just saw Xming mentioned by Jeni Tennison. It’s an X server based on X.org that does not require Cygwin and integrates directly with PuTTY. Awesome! I had been looking for such a thing for quite a while.
I saw a link to this last week but have not tried it yet. Only work forces me to use Windows, my own boxes are all Linux so it's something I only need a little.
Seemed to work just fine for me. I haven’t used it enough to give a qualified evaluation though. I’m in the same boat: I don’t need it much.
Fair enough. I suppose it's worth a try then. Are you running the free or the compulsory-donationware version?
Just the free.
What do they mean that work on Cygwin/X has lapsed?
I use Cygwin extensively, including X. Seems like Xming wouldn't work so well for me because I also need all the UNIX tools locally. (Although I guess I could just set up a box for that purpose, but at home I want it all on my laptop.) I update Cygwin's packages frequently. Is nobody maintaining the Cygwin X packages?
What do I know? I have no idea whatsoever.
Cygwin’s terrible path mapping breaks my brain, though. I hate it with a passion. I much prefer to simply run Unix tools directly under Windows, so I use GnuWin32 for the Unix toolkit and generally standalone whenever available, preferrably native free software where it makes sense, eg. PuTTY.
Hence Xming rather than Cygwin/X.
If you’re happy with Cygwin, I’m not gonna care – more’s the better for you.
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