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From home, I am running Windows XP, but for school, we do all our programming assignments in Linux. Of course, being lazy, I want to be able to do my ...
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- 12-08-2005 #1
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- Mar 2005
From home, I am running Windows XP, but for school, we do all our programming assignments in Linux. Of course, being lazy, I want to be able to do my assignments at home. (And yes, I do have Linux at home, but I have neither the time nor the knowhow to adminiister it.) This is provided somewhat in this fashion:
I telnet (SSHing also works) to the general web/FTP server (SunOS 5.8, whatever the heck that is), then from there I SSH to a linux machine where I can access files on my account and work like I would normally, except that (obviously), there's no X session. If I'm feeling REALLY lazy, I'll do this and then program with VIM (blech!).
What I'ld really like to do is perform some X tunnelling to the second machine So mine is a two part question:
1. Can I do this? I.e., do X tunnelling through TWO machines? If so, how?
2. What's a good X client for Windows? Free would be preferred, but if a nonfree product will do a substantially better job, that's okay. Also, Cygwin has always been a bit of a pill to install, so any other suggestions would be great.
- 12-09-2005 #2
- 12-09-2005 #3
You can get Cygwin for a free Xserver on Windows, but that will probably also solve part of your problem....
Although to be completely honest having 'neither the time or know-how' to 'administer' a desktop machine sounds more like 'i want the linux forum to help me avoid installing linux on my machine' a dual boot would make your life alot easier..... but w/e