[Gllug] Recommendations please for FAST Remote X Window desktop on Windows

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Wed May 30 20:05:16 UTC 2007

On 30 May 2007, Peter Childs spake thusly:
> On 30/05/07, Richard Huxton <dev at archonet.com> wrote:
> have you tried runnin cygwin and X.Org on XP or maybe exceed if you don't
> mind paying.

The last I heard exceed was still based on X11R5. As such it doesn't
implement the RENDER extension, so just about any recent X app will be
intolerably slow, as anything that uses client-side fonts will have to
send the fonts over the network as bitmaps over and over again, rather
than caching them as GlyphSets in the server.

They'll still *work*, for the most part: but you might well die of
boredom waiting for the screen to repaint.

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 of the competition, scoring a relatively respectable zero.' --- Peter Corlett
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