Alternatives to VcXsrv for all platforms with any license

  • Xming icon

    Xming

    Xming is the leading X Window System Server for Microsoft Windows®. It is fully featured, lean, fast, simple to install and because it is standalone native Windows, easily made portable (not needing a machine-specific...

    Open Source Windows

  • XWinLogon

    Based on the popular Cygwin environment for Windows, this is just an interface to the X Server to allow you to connect to another Unix/Linux box from your Windows computer. It supports SSH, XDMCP, RSH, SSH Compression, backing store...

    Open Source Windows

  • FreeXer

    FreeXer is a free X Server suite. It transforms your Microsoft Windows workstation into a fully functionally X Windows terminal. FreeXer uses …

    Open Source Windows

  • X-Deep/32 PC X Server for Windows icon

    X-Deep/32 PC X Server for Windows

    X-Deep/32 X Window Server can be used to connect to host systems running UNIX, LINUX, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris or any other operating system that supports X Windows System, in a LAN environment or from a home PC connecting to...

    Commercial Windows

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  • XLiveCD

    XLiveCD allows users of Microsoft Windows to connect to remote Unix computers, run graphical applications and have the graphics displayed on their desktops. The software runs from the CD without being installed. XLiveCD was prepared...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Exceed

    Exceed 2008 - permits applications, normally available only on expensive UNIX workstations, to be readily accessed from enterprise desktops.

    Commercial Windows

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VcXsrv Comments

VcXsrv Is Active

Comment by johnmorris
about VcXsrv Apr 2016

Another criteria -- VCXsrv is also active, measured by update activity in 2016. Thanks to the team for the work.

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Windows X Server For VPS -- VcXsrv Works

Positive Comment by johnmorris
about VcXsrv Apr 2016

I researched all the alternatives. They are either tricky with lots of cognitive load (Cygwin/X) or ultimately quite expensive (the two popular-for-corporates offerings) if you want any kind of flexibility. VcXsrv "works" and is very "simple". Even though the documentation is sparse in the extreme. We use it to access a VPS, along with Putty, from Windows 7. Worth trying if you want to focus on business and your new VPS apps.

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