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You know how you can enable x11 forwarding and through putty when you use a program on the remote UNIX machine, the visuals of it (GUI, etc.) appear on your end?

What I'm trying to do is instead of individual applications being displayed to me, having the entire desktop of the UNIX machine being displayed on my Windows machine and able to be interacted with.

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Did you look at VNC? – mgc Mar 16 '12 at 21:32
VNC will not work for me since the free version is not compatible with windows 7. I am looking for a free alternative. I know a buddy of mine has done something like this before but I don't know how specifically. I could ask him though. – jmc9610 Mar 16 '12 at 21:40
I haven't tried it but a quick google search shows that there are many VNC clients compatible with windows 7 – mgc Mar 16 '12 at 22:21
Ah, I must have looked at one type of vnc while it appears there are many, thank you, I will take a look. – jmc9610 Mar 17 '12 at 1:48
TightVNC on Windows 7 works well and you don't have to license it. – JOTN Apr 12 '12 at 22:26

There is no shortage of options.

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Thank you I will take a look, I guess its just the one I looked at (which I assumed was the only vnc) was not compatible with windows 7 for free. – jmc9610 Mar 17 '12 at 1:47

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