I'm interested in getting client x windows software for ms windows. What's
the best out there? Is there any freebie stuff available? A search of
tucows.com seems to only have expensive/crippleware.
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Why would you want X clients to run on windows?
Remember, that means that you are running an X application on windows,
but displaying somewhere else. In X, the process that manages the
keyboard, mouse, and display is the server, not the client.
If you really want to run some application on windows but display
somewhere else (as opposed to running an application somewhere else
and displaying on windows) your best bet is probably to look
into cygwin. It also has an X server, so it can do both.
And it's free (despite the .com in the url).
: It's not X, but it'll function much the same way: VNC
: The best VNC client I know if as at:
In VNC, remember that the process that talks to the display is the
client, and the server is what talks to the applications. On unix, the
Xvnc process serves both X and VNC clients, and doesn't talk to any
display hardware at all. On windows, the situation is blurred, and the
VNC server for windows (which allows remote access to windows apps) does
talk to the display and keyboard and such, though only indirectly.
If what you want to do is run X apps somewhere else, and display
them on your windows display, VNC will definitely be the easiest
to install and maintain. The only shortcoming is you'll have to
install the Xvnc server on some unix host; if you don't have access
and MUST run the X server directly on the windows, box, cygwin and Xfree86.
> Why would you want X clients to run on windows?
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I am experiencing a difference in file timestamp behaviour between a Linux
and Windows client accessing a SMB share hosted on a Windows 2003 Server
Files accessed by the Linux client are left with Modified and Accessed times
based upon the time on the client. Files accessed by the Windows client
(also running Windows 2003 Server) are left with Modified and Accessed times
based upon the time on the *server*. This is causing problems for me as I
have an application running on the server which uses these timestamps to
detect the presence of new or modified files - sometimes file updates are
missed when the update occurs from the Linux client if the system time on
the Linux client is behind that of the server.
Does anyone know if I can configure the SMB client running on the Linux
platform to behave the same as the Windows 2003 SMB client, i.e. I want my
timestamps to be set according to the current time on the server as opposed
to the client.
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