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Free Xming Alternatives

The best free alternative to Xming is MobaXterm. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to Xming and four of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Xming are VcXsrv, FreeXer and XLiveCD.

Xming alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xming.
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  • Windows

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  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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    MobaXterm vs Xming opinions
    This alternative is disputed. MobaXterm is still a legitimate alternative to Xming, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    MobaXterm is a collection of functions required to accesas Unix based systens in one app. These include Terminal Access, File Transfer, and X11. The great advantage is, it works out-of-the-box and you don't need to have any other software.

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    serverscience

    It's trying to be all things, but it's not trying to be focused on being a X Windows system.

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    Erquint

    Not an X server. That's the sole functionality that Xming is carrying. There is no crossover between these two programs whatsoever.

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    Xwing is an X Windows system, MobaXterm is a terminal app. Very very different purposes and functionality.

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    MobaXterm is not an X server.

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    MobaXterm is not an X server. It is just a Windows command shell.

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    RemovedUser

    Xming is an X-Window server for Windows. MobaXterm is a command line replacement in Windows.

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    VcXsrv

    • 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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    Almost everyone thinks VcXsrv is a great alternative to Xming.

    Where Xming opens simply (I could not get it to NOT open at startup), VcXsrv opens a window where you can control certain things, such as open start up, open GNU in another window, and small things like that.

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    Up to date with the X11 upstream source. Good font rendering OOB - no twiking needed.

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    Because it's free and regularly updated. The free version of Xming hasn't been updated for a long time.

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  3. FreeXer

    • 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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  4. XLiveCD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    XLiveCD allows users of Microsoft Windows to connect to remote Unix computers, run graphical applications and have the graphics displayed on their desktops.

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