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I have a linux server, and from my linux client I run a graphical app on the server issuing on the client

ssh -X server command

command is a gnome app

Is there a way to do the same from a windows client?

Thank you for your help!

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On Windows you can make use of X-forwarding by combining the Xming X server and the PuTTY terminal.

Finding the download link for Xming on their website isn't easy, so here are the direct download links:

PuTTY doesn't require installation, just running the executable starts the program.

You can find instructions on how to enable X forwarding on the internet, such as in this blog post.

Basically, all you need to do is go down to Connection, then SSH and then X11, and check the box for X forwarding. This is the equivalent of using ssh -X on the command line.

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thank you very much! very clear explanation! – Paolo Benvenuto Sep 25 '12 at 11:47

Install XMing on your Windows (or any X-Server for windows).

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