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Running Unix-based Software on Windows XP

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Smelly Melly

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I use SUN computers at school (Solaris OS) and most of the simulation software that I use is UNIX-based. I would like to be able to run some of the simulations remotely from my PC, which uses Windows XP. I am able to log in to my school account from the CMD prompt or KEA but can't figure out how to get the software's GUI to come up on my screen. Can somebody please help me with this? I'm not very good with this kind of stuff, so no big words please. :whistling:
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I can't give you specific details, but you need to run X-windows on your XP system. There are some packages available, but I don't know the names (I use Linux). You could also try running Linux from a Live CD, then issue the command "xhost +" or instead of the "+", use the specific machine you want to allow access to.
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The absolute easiest way I can suggest would be to install a VNC server and client, respectively.

Best of luck,
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