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 (Free, Open Source), FreeXer (Free, Open Source) and XLiveCD (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 18, 2020


    • Windows
    • Linux


    • X server
    • SSH
    • Terminal emulator
    • Vnc protocol
    • Tabbed interface
    • Telnet client
    • Built-in File Manager
    • Built-in SSH client
    • Customizable
    • Embedded Xserver
    • Windows Explorer integration
    • Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
    • Support for FTP
    • Integrates with Putty configuration
    • Support for Multiple protocols
    • Multi-Session
    • Multiple session management
    • Multiple Terminal
    • OPENGL
    • Portable


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    • An advanced terminal that gives Windows users a powerful, Unix-like command-line experience. View 95 alternatives to MobaXterm
      This alternative is disputed. MobaXterm is still a legitimate alternative to Xming, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      MobaXterm vs Xming
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      Xwing is an X Windows system, MobaXterm is a terminal app. Very very different purposes and functionality.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      serverscience It's trying to be all things, but it's not trying to be focused on being a X Windows system.
      Negative comment 14 days ago

      Erquint Not an X server. That's the sole functionality that Xming is carrying. There is no crossover between these two programs whatsoever.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      MobaXterm is not an X server.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      MobaXterm is not an X server. It is just a Windows command shell.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      RemovedUser Xming is an X-Window server for Windows. MobaXterm is a command line replacement in Windows.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Windows X-server based on the xorg git sources (like xming or cygwin's xwin), but compiled with Visual C++ 2010. View 7 alternatives to VcXsrv
      Almost everyone thinks VcXsrv is a great alternative to Xming.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      VcXsrv vs Xming
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Up to date with the X11 upstream source. Good font rendering OOB - no twiking needed.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Because it's free and regularly updated. The free version of Xming hasn't been updated for a long time.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago


    • FreeXer is a free X Server suite. It transforms your Microsoft Windows workstation into a fully functionally X Windows terminal. FreeXer uses … View 8 alternatives to FreeXer


      Last release was 2013

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • XLiveCD allows users of Microsoft Windows to connect to remote Unix computers, run graphical applications and have the graphics displayed on their desktops. View 5 alternatives to XLiveCD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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