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    XLiveCD Alternatives

    XLiveCD is described as 'allows users of Microsoft Windows to connect to remote Unix computers, run graphical applications and have the graphics displayed on their desktops' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to XLiveCD for Windows. The best alternative is MobaXterm, which is free. Other great apps like XLiveCD are VcXsrv (Free, Open Source), Xming (Paid), FreeXer (Free, Open Source) and Exceed (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 17, 2020

    1. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Windows X-server based on the xorg git sources (like xming or cygwin's xwin), but compiled with Visual C++ 2010. Source code can also be compiled with VS2008, VS2008 Express Edition and VS2010 Express Edition.
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      • Windows
      Xming is a 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 installation or access to the Windows registry).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      FreeXer is a free X Server suite. It transforms your Microsoft Windows workstation into a fully functionally X Windows terminal. FreeXer uses …

      Discontinued

      Last release was 2013

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