X-Win32 is a proprietary X Window System server for Microsoft Windows, produced by StarNet Communications : link . Has anyone tried this? I want to use it over a wifi network to connect to a Linux machine. Is it fast like screen refreshes etc? How does it compare to Exceed or Xming ? Anyone with experience in using this? The company gives a few like here and here , but i want to know a user's view when you start running apps?


I used it about 10 years ago. If I recall, it's just an X client, so it can be sensitive to network latency and bandwidth (as compared to RDP or NX). It should be OK over wifi.

I haven't used Exceed or Xming. I have used NX, which is very similar to Microsoft's Remote Desktop, and it's what I always recommend.

  • technically it provides a local Xserver that can log you into an XDMCP session on a remote server. remember, X-servers run on the display hardware, X-clients are the programs that want to display something. Nov 24 '09 at 20:30
  • I've used NX too...much faster than VNC...but do they have a Windows server like the VNC server?
    – iceman
    Nov 25 '09 at 14:59
  • @iceman: if you're trying to display a Unix X desktop, NX does provide a Windows client to do that. they do not provide a server for Windows like a VNC server (such that you could use it to display some Windows desktop on another client). Nov 25 '09 at 17:09

I use Xming and have had no problems with it, I got it because I had some problems with the xserver cygwin provides.
But why not install Xming and try it out, it's free after all.

Earlier (5 years or so) I used X-Win32, and that also worked pretty well, can't say how it is nowadays.

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