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How to login and work in an UNIX X-Windows System for Microsoft Windows Users By XXXXXXX Version 1.1 October 2007
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Warranties, Warnings and Restrictions The author of this text is not responsible for any damage to your computer as a result of use of this text or software mentioned in this text. You agree that the author holds no liability to any damages occurring from following this text. Warning! Use of PuTTy and Cygwin is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed. It is believed to be legal in England and the United States; however you should check for yourself before using it. This manual shows you how to remote and forward x11 windows into your current desktop. The manual assumes that the computer that the user is logged into is theirs and/or is allowed to access it. The author does not condone breaking into others systems or accessing a system without proper authorization. All software shown in this manual is provided generally under the GNU license and its proper license. The user accepts to follow its license and holds the author at no liability over any violations of the license. The user is left up to his/her own discretion to read and understand each license. Please also check the Bibliography and Copyrights section for other copyrights. This manual is designed to be used by people accessing a UNIX based system with X11 forwarding enabled and using the latest version of Windows XP, which would be Service Pack 2. This manual assumes the user has an internet connection and is able to access remote websites and the remote server they will be logging into. This manual is copyrighted by Gustavo Catalano October 2007. All rights reserved, this may be copied and printed without restrictions but may not be sold. 2
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Background In the modern world UNIX systems are still used worldwide in corporate, educational and government systems. UNIX systems are made to be multi-user by design, meaning that multiple users can be logged in at once and be doing multiple tasks on it without bumping into each other, except in certain scenarios. With the introduction of the Graphical User Interface into today’s world most people are used to working with GUI’s and User Interfaces that resemble much like Windows Operating Systems or Apple Operating Systems. The GUI that UNIX based systems commonly use is referred to as X11 or X. This manual will teach you how to log into a UNIX based system in text-based mode and then take advantage of X11-Forwarding to display a GUI on your system remotely from another computer. This is assuming you have access to a UNIX system with X11 forwarding enabled. Bringing X11 Window System to your computer allows you to use GUI based applications remotely without being at the computer. This allows you to run such applications without having the required software to run them on your system. It also may not take as much CPU from your current system, although performance of the application remotely is mostly based on your network connection between the two
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