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I want to learn the X Windows System (Don't Ask Me Why Or How). And I can't because I am using Windows XP.I have looked at a few X Servers and Emulators but they either aren't open-source , are in their alpha stages or have been abandoned. Is there any way to run the X Windows System properly on MS-Windows? Any good server? Any library? Anything?

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Use Virtualization, such as VWWare Server or some such program, and install an OS that uses the X Windows System – Tony The Lion Jul 13 '11 at 8:26
    
Why does not being open source disqualify an X server from being "anything" or "properly"? – JdeBP Jul 19 '11 at 12:16
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Well, I know these two - but I do not have any experience using them

http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/

http://x.cygwin.com/

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+1 Cygwin for free & open source – koan Jul 13 '11 at 8:38

You can install Ubuntu inside a virtual machine. VirtualBox is an open source virtual machine that is quite good.

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The PC i am using for development only has like 40 GB of hard disk space most of which is occupied by Compilers and SDKs , so another OS is not an option. – burningprodigy Jul 13 '11 at 8:31
    
The Ubuntu install disk is only 700 MB, so the VM can't take more than 2-3 GB at most I think. – sashoalm Jul 13 '11 at 9:48

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