[GTALUG] off topic question from Re: VM decisions for school laptop..

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Apr 12 15:41:28 EDT 2018

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 10:45:47AM -0400, Alvin Starr via talk wrote:
> If the linux on windows does not directly support a graphical interface then
> there may be other solutions.
> Once upon a time there was an xserver that would run on windows but I don't
> know if such a thing still exists.
> But if it does then it should be possible to run up xdm and connect in from
> the windows xserver.

There are people that have used Xming and cygwin X and such, and it does
work fine with it.

> Another possible solution would be vncserver which I do use on a number of
> headless systems.
> It is not super fast but works for what I need it for.
> It would be interesting to know if these would actually work on linux on
> windows and it would make for a good test of how complete the linux
> implementation is.
> Is linux on windows as good(bad) as Wine on linux?

I would say it works a lot better than wine, but of course it isn't
trying to handle graphics.

Some network stuff doesn't work, but in general it is quite useful.

Len Sorensen

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