X-Windows access on your Windows PC

Sometimes you need to run graphical Unix/Linux applications on your Windows client PC. Text access is easy, there are several ssh clients available, and windows has a telnet client. What about X-Windows?

The solution is XLiveCD: http://xlivecd.indiana.edu/

This is a CD that just makes your Windows PC into a X-Windows client (Correct terminology would be Server… 😉 ). With this you can just start a ssh session into your remote Unix/Linux box, and from there just run any graphical application that you need. The application will display along your other Windows applications.

By the way if you have Nero Image or something similar, you even don’t need to burn a CD…

Also as a bonus the CD has a complete CYGWin set of commands, and so you also get tail, grep, uniq…