Thursday, January 10, 2008

ssh with Putty on Windows

Unix machines have been able to run software on a remote machine and display the GUI locally.
Linux and Mac OS support X forwarding without any software .
Any terminal on Linux will do it.

But windows is also not behind.
Here you need two piece of software:

1. secure shell program (ssh) to establish the remote connection with PuTTY.
2. X Server to handle the local display with XWin32 or XMing with Portable PuTTY

Configuring PuTTY

1. Give the host name or ip address
2. Switch protocol to ssh
3. Give any name to session in saved sessions and click on save
4. Choose 'Tunnels' from 'Category' list
5. Check 'Enable X11 Forwarding'
6. Choose 'Session' from 'Category' list and click save

Starting the X Server on Windows

Configuring XWin-32

1. Start XWin-32
2. Click 'Security' tab and Click 'Add...'
3. Enter 'localhost' without quotes and click 'OK'

Configuring Xming

Just run "All Programs -> Xming -> Xming" and it should work if you've got PuTTY configured.


1. Start XWin32 or XMing
2. Start PuTTY
3. Double click on the saved session and enter the username and password
4. It's done now .
Now you can access the full system with X applications

Enjoy !!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Windows Vs Linux

I always wanted write on this topic as this is a very hot topic of discussion in my class.

There are some ( i won't name them !!) who are totally ANTI-WINDOWS and i am anti to them.

I don't say linux is bad but i would say linux is better than windows in some aspects but windows is NOT BAD.

I am NOT anti-linux . I like linux and even use it primarily .
I find linux better than windows in many aspects. I am able to do many thing in linux that i can never think of doing in windows as windows is not made with a programmer in mind.

"Windows is for the end user and Linux is for the programmer."
This is the point that i always want to point out but there are some who don't listen.
For them working for windows is totally downgrading themselves.

I ask them if linux is so good then why is it not in every home. It is windows that is used in majority of systems worldwide (Thanks to microsoft).

So i would like to end by saying both LINUX and WINDOWS go hand in hand .
Both have their advantages and disadvantages !!.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

First One

Finally I wrote my first blog.

From past many days or i should say weeks my friends always used to ask me when will i start blogging. So i finally started .

I am blogging for the sake of blogging as you can see in the heading !!!
May be i start getting used to blogging very soon ( i hope soon comes sooner)

As this is my first blog so i will keep it short !!!
Thats it.