displaying Windows program on Linux via ssh / X?

Andrew DeFaria Andrew@DeFaria.com
Tue Jun 14 23:52:00 GMT 2005

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

>> You are making an assumption that MS Windows was designed as a 
>> networked windowing system. It's not. It's not Cygwin's fault nor X 
>> windows fault rather it is MS' fault in that their concept of GUI 
>> windowed apps is not cleanly divided into the client/server paradigm.
> No, I don't make any assumption that MS Windows can "stream" the 
> display in a client/server mode, nor blame Cygwin that it can't do so 
> (if the system doesn't support it).
> I just hoped there is some way of "simulating" that behaviour.

Simulation... Hmmm... You're examples were using notepad and iexplorer. 
For notepad, ssh into the server and use vi. For iexplorer, explore 
lynx, a terminal based web browser. Then again, why would you need to be 
on the server to browse the web with a browser - just browse the web 
from your desktop.

Other examples? Other "simulations". You will not like each simulation 

That's a hell of an ambition, to be mellow. It's like wanting to be 
senile. -  Randy Newman

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