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Exporting display from a Linux terminal to a Linux desktop is easy; you do the following:

On 192.168.90.121 (localPC):

xhost + 192.168.10.164

On 192.168.10.164 (remotePC):

export DISPLAY=192.168.90.121:0.0 <br/>
firefox

The Firefox window appears on my localPC. In the above case both PCs are Linux.

Can I similarly export the Linux display to a Windows PC? In the above example, localPC would be Windows and remotePC would be Linux.

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possible duplicate of X Servers for Windows –  Linker3000 Aug 20 '11 at 16:49
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Yes you can, if you install an X server on your Windows computer. There are a number of commercial choices (I used Starnet X-Win32 some time ago), and a couple of open source ones, like Cygwin/X and XMing. It's not as painless as Linux to Linux (or another Unix derivative that natively uses X11) but the result is quite acceptable and usable.

Also check out the right column, there are plenty of related questions, eg X Servers for Windows

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