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Due to WinRot I was forced into an unplanned Windows 7 upgrade. I am in the process of obtaining tools that I was using on Win XP Pro.

One item that I am lacking at this point is an X Windowing System server for my new system.

I am looking at standard commercial offerings as well as others.

I was looking for the wisdom from all of you as to which packages to examine, compare and select from. And Recommendations....etc...

Thanks for your help.

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I commonly use & highly recommend Xming.

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Cygwin...nuff said

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I have read that Cygwin/X does not work on a 64 bit Win 7 system. –  mdpc Nov 28 '10 at 1:38
    
it can and will if you use it as a 32-bit app...i can run it on x64 –  hbdgaf Nov 28 '10 at 5:15
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Cygwin/X has always done it for me when I needed a X server on Windows.

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I have read that Cygwin/X does not work on a 64 bit Win 7 system. –  mdpc Nov 28 '10 at 1:38
    
@mpdc: Show us. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 28 '10 at 1:39
    
I just tried Cygwin/X and found it generated some STACK OVERFLOW issues. It was VERY VERY slow coming up and running on my system (3.3 GHz Dual Xeon processors, hyperthreading ON, 4 GB memory) , and I found it to cause problems in the Windows 7 systems operation itself which forced me to reboot. So this does not look like a good match for running on this system. –  mdpc Nov 29 '10 at 3:36
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