[Techtalk] running windows apps via network?

Bud bud at babytux.org
Thu Aug 21 14:04:57 EST 2003

Hi Ash,

 VNC is one way to go about it as may have mentioned but I think its actually 
trasferring the video memory (using compression) back and forth between the 
vncserver and client. What would be cool is if we can actually get the 
messages that windows sends to update the screen (like in the case of X 

 1 way is to use the Windows terminal server service which I guess would do 
this. There is a client written for the windows terminal server but I havent 
tried it out since you still need windows terminal server which isnt free -- 
unless there is an opensource version of that too.

 Check out


 for some info on this.


On Thursday 21 August 2003 8:24 am, perimorph wrote:
> Hi everyone..  This is part of a footnote from section 1.2 of Wine's
> user docs:
> "Technically, if you have two networked computers, one running Windows
> and the other running Linux, and if you have some sort of X server
> software running on the Windows system, you can export Linux
> applications onto the Windows system."
> I'm about to be given an old computer, and I'd really like to do the
> opposite with it..  That is, I'd like to run MS Windows on the free
> computer to run a few things Wine has trouble with, and access them via
> network from my Linux X-Windows desktop.
> Does anyone know how this might be possible?  Just point me in the right
> direction and I can figure out the details when I have the system to
> mess with.  ^.^  Thanks!
> --ash
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