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  • this is the best Xserver i used in the last years. Xming has problems with copy/paste and become impossible to work with EMACS editor using windows. This server solved the problem definitively . i used for year CYGWIN due this issue but it's very heavy system and difficult to make the configuration only to use the XSERVER. This X was the best solution and work excellent in new windows 10 .

  • Works as expected. No issues after using for the past 4 months. Setup was easy.

  • After using it VcXsrv for years, I can really say that VcXsrv is by far better than the any other xserver I've used on windows.

  • Wow! This project has enabled me to launch and use GUI Linux apps on Windows through WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). I've created this account just to write this 5 star review!

  • This is one very handy piece of software, I use it to run Eclipse from a Linux box on my Windows desktop. It used to work well, but right now the VcXsrv program disappears after about 30 seconds. Not sure if this is due to a recent Windows 10 update, but would love to help fix it if I can.

  • It installed and worked, unlike other X servers for windows

  • I was looking for an Xserver for Windows 10 32-bit to connect with Ubuntu 16.04. I was first introduced to Xming, I figured the latest version of Xming wasn't completely free. I had found and tried older free version, but ran into a bunch of problems with loading errors and fonts. Sometimes the popup windows were out of bounds of screen and fonts were messed up. Some programs didn't load at all. As with VcXsrv, it worked right out of the box, didn't have to tweak anything. It just worked perfectly and fast. Thanks to developers for all the work and making it available for free!

  • marha, please, give usage help in the wiki (the one printing out with -help option). Great software! Million thanks!

  • I could not use clipboard with XMing. I installed VcXsrv and now the problem is solved

  • I needed an X-server for the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windwos 10. I tried the public domain version 6.9 of Xming before VcXsrv and the latter is so much better! With VcXsrv the DPI is automatically recognised and the fonts are properly scaled out of the box. I am using VcXsrv in multi window mode and I am enjoying seamlessly mixing native Windows 10 and native Ubuntu graphic programs without the need for Virtual Machines or remote connections.

  • Works fine with Remote Desktop Manager under Windows 10.

  • Works fine. Easy and fast. The best XServer at this time. EDIT: performance is about 75%, but it's NOT A PROBLEM of VcXsrv. This is a "feature" of SSH implementation (by design). XRDP (also free) performance is about 95% because don't encrypt data. If you need performance, i suggest XRDP. if you need performance+encrypt xrdp+openVPN. VcXsrv works fine as XServer. (remember, you need install update KB2999226).Thanks.

  • The best x server on windows OS.

  • I tried to install this software in my Windows 10 Laptop, I have installed K7 Licenced Antivirus and it Quarantined this software. It shows warning that this file is suspicious.

  • I'm using it with windows linux subsystem so I can run XFCE on windows 10. Works the best of all the xwindows i tried. the UI needs some work, or maybe documentation. The setup choices are confusing.

  • Very useful to run x windows over a Windows OS

  • Excellent

  • WOW Maximize window works in terminator!! As another guy said best for Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Also the default DPI is excellent.

  • Probably the best X11 server for the new Linux Runtime for Windows 10. (aka: Ubuntu Bash Shell)

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  • ORIGINAL SPRING 2016 -- Thanks for software. It works. X11 forwarded from VPS (OpenSUSE Linux with XFCE) over SSH (Putty client on Windows 10). Then multiple Chromium windows can be started from Putty console command line. There is quite a bit of gobbleydegook appearing in console window, but doesn't affect the Chrome windows. Clipboard works fine in both directions. Quite stable (I think crashed once or twice in a couple of months daily use -- but who knows what element in the chain was responsible for this.) Don't forget to put same X11 session number in Putty and in VcXsrv. Could be a little more pretty and automated, but on a day to day basis, works great. UPDATE DECEMBER 2016 -- VcXsrv is great. Now using every day for eight months. Never crashes. And starting the X server can be automated in fact (a little tricky with the file, but eventually you get it). And then you learn that WINDOWS CAN BE RESIZED. And you can have AS MANY WINDOWS as you like. All on your Windows 10 desktop (and with MULTIPLE MONITORS too), pointed via Putty to your remote Linux server. So, even more a vote of confidence. UPDATE MARCH 2018 -- VcXsrv now in use TWO YEARS. X11 to multiple VPS instances. All above comments apply. Works great. (Still on -- plan to update later in spring '18). Rock solid.

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  • As a non-programmer of X display software I cannot judge the code, etc., so I can only really review as a user - ie, ease of use, documentation, etc. The software may be a technical marvel, but if key features/functionality do not work, there is no documentation available on said feature(s), and no answers from the developers for most/all questions posted - some as long as 2-3 years ago... then it doesn't really matter how awesome the software may be in other ways. There is little to no documentation of anything for this windows X server. A major show-stopper for usability of this software for me is the problem of the mouse cursor disappearing while it is over the remote X window/application regardless of which type of launch you do. The mouse works fine elsewhere in Windows but as soon as you place it over any part of the X window, it vanishes, making it useless for myself or more importantly for my wife who I am trying to set remote access to an X/Linux app up for. (for the record, I'm trying to use it to run virt-manager remotely from a Windows 7 system). The remote X display rendering is horribly slow, and it is not due to lack of display/GL/drawing or any other video card hardware capability on the client side. No need to provide specs of the video cards on the client as I am not trying to impress anyone. Remote display on the same client FLIES running Linux and SPICE. Obviously, remote X display != SPICE, but if there was any documentation, support, or even semi-intelligent discussion of problems with this software available or evident otherwise I could read it and try to work through the problems. With basically nobody's questions about ANYTHING related to this software answered for a period of years, I would be a fool to expect things to be any different for any questions I post. Thanks but I'll try something else to accomplish what I need. Have spent enough time on this approach.

  • Thanks for this nice software.

  • There is no need to use obsolete Xming. VcXsrv is PERFECT solution!!!

  • Brilliant, fast and light, runs perfectly on windows 10. no font issues.

  • Easy to install, work flawlessly.

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