What is the best Vista compliant X11 program: I need it to access a Linux box where they share a com

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Max Power, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Max Power

    Max Power Guest

    What is the best (open source, free) Vista X11 program for the task:
    I need it to access a Linux box where they share a common ARRIS Cable
    modem...

    I really don't want to be bothered by using the keyboard & mouse I bought
    with the unit -- that is what X11 is for!
     
    Max Power, Mar 7, 2008
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  2. Max Power

    ray Guest

    It's not been updated for some time (at least when I last checked) by
    Kenton Lee's X/Motif page used to give a pretty comprehensive list of
    what was available. Suggest you start there and try some of the ones
    listed. I was always partial to xmgr - because it allowed several
    concurrent sessions - they used to have an eval that never seemed to
    expire.

    pendrivelinux.com also has a setup for installing a linux inside an
    emulator on your MS computer (several articles and resources).
     
    ray, Mar 7, 2008
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  3. What about putty and xming?
    Of course I don't know if xming is vista-compatible ...
    Hmm, a cheap kvm switch maybe?
     
    Walter Mautner, Mar 8, 2008
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  4. Max Power

    Cork Soaker Guest

    : Max Power wrote:
    : > What is the best (open source, free) Vista X11 program for the task:
    : > I need it to access a Linux box where they share a common ARRIS Cable
    : > modem...
    : >
    : > I really don't want to be bothered by using the keyboard & mouse I
    : > bought with the unit -- that is what X11 is for!
    :
    : BTW, a bit another problem. Which X11 is able to seamlessly handle
    : keyboard layouts? So that Keyboard switching is maid via CtrlShift or
    : AltShift depending on system settings, and X11 keyboard layout is
    : coherent with Windows keyboard layout (!).

    Doesn't PuTTY do the job?
     
    Cork Soaker, May 24, 2008
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  5. Max Power

    j1mb0jay Guest

    Have you looked at Cygwin ? I really like it, I currently use it as a SSH
    and X11 server from my Windows Server 2003 box. SSH is much more secure
    than Telnet, and it lets you mount drives as SFTP which is pritty cool as
    well.

    Regards j1mb0jay
     
    j1mb0jay, May 24, 2008
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