Re: X and NFS servers on XP
- From: David Brown <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:57:11 +0100
On 30/11/2010 17:15, John Devereux wrote:
David Brown<david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
On 30/11/2010 03:27, Nobody wrote:On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:41:18 +0100, David Brown wrote:
At that price, it's cheaper just to buy a second computer and install
Linux - then you get /real/ accelerated OpenGL.
If you're running an X server on Windows, you probably already have a
second computer running some flavour of Unix.
Using Windows as an X terminal avoids the need for two
keyboards/mice/monitors (or the need to find a KVM switch that's at least
moderately reliable), and you get to copy-paste between the two.
I tend to use VNC if I want a gui from a second machine (Linux or
Windows) on my normal desktop. But you don't get OpenGL very well
that way - not that I've ever had need of it. It depends on the sorts
of programs you want to run - most remote software I need can run over
ssh, so I don't need any kind of gui.
rdesktop to VirtualBox is really good too, at least over a local link.
Yes, I do that too. I have a Linux server in my office that runs headless VirtualBox virtual machines, and connect to them with rdp whenever ssh is not sufficient. If I need gui control of the host, I use VNC - but there is no point in running a VNC server inside the VirtualBox machines when RDP does just as well.
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