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Re: Related question: remote access to unix

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Oct 11, 2002 at 15:24 UTC ( #204552=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Related question: remote access to unix
in thread Perl Programming Tools - (who, what, where, when, and why)

One word: cygwin. It has X Windows, including xterms for Windows.


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Re: Re: Related question: remote access to unix
by PrakashK (Pilgrim) on Oct 11, 2002 at 15:39 UTC
    ++ to cygwin. For those occasions when I have to work on Windows boxes (mostly for testing), cygwin helped me keep my sanity.

    Also, cygwin can be installed without X windows too. And, it comes with rxvt (xterm compatible) and ssh which can be nicely used together to log in to *nix boxen. All without the overhead of X-windows (it was pretty slow to work with xterm in cygwin's X-window environment on Windows).

    Another bonus is that cygwin comes with sshd too, and I have set it up on my win2k box, so if I am not using any windows graphical applications, I can just ssh into my windows box from my linux box.


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