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Using Linux from Windows

On our Windows clients you should find the application «X-Win32» allowing you to start a X-server on Windows and so redirecting the linux display to your Windows desktop. You cannot use KDE with it but use most linux applications. Starting X-Win32 places you a new icon down in the system tray. Right-click the icon and chose X-Config to configure a connection. You need three things to connect:

  1. the name of a linux workstation
  2. a username
  3. a password

All three a provided by Dani Lüthi, please contact him. Use the wizard and type all necessary information there. Most of it is self-speaking, but we use «StarNet SSH» to connect. After you configured a connection, you can left-click the X-Win32 icon in the system tray to open a terminal window.


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