Windows based app.server

Rasjid Wilcox
Sun Mar 9 17:11:00 GMT 2003

Chris Howells wrote:

>With an X server running on a Win32 machine, it's possible to run X
>applications (e.g. on Linux) and have them sent over the network to appear
>on the Win32 machine.
>However, has anybody tried the other way around -- having Windows
>applications appearing on a Linux desktop, the Windows applications all
>being run through a specific Windows (NT) based application server?
>For example, imagine a network running almost entirely Linux, but needing
>to run a few legacy Windows applications. What I would like is for the user
>(sitting in front of Linux box with X) to be able to click on an icon for a
>Windows application, causing the application to start running on a Windows
>(NT) based application server. The program would entirely run on the
>Windows server, but the screen output would be sent over the network so it
>could be controlled by the user sitting on their Linux/X machine.
>I'm just wondering if this is possible?
>Many thanks,
>Chris Howells
This was discussed quite a bit in September last year.  Search the 
archives for XOpenWin.  The project is currently stalled, as the 
required code from Wine was too tied to Linux.

Existing options are VNC (one source being and 
the rdesktop client for Linux (



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