APPENDIX 1D X Window Survival Guide
Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Stein, L. D. 2002. X Window Survival Guide. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 1:1D.
- Published Online: 1 NOV 2002
- Published Print: JAN 2003
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Logging-in to a Unix system from a console typically initiates a graphical desktop environment that is similar to the Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh desktops. Logging-in remotely to a Unix system, however, typically limits the user to a small text-only window, which is unable to launch graphical applications. This appendix describes the two main options for overcoming this obstacle: a Virtual Network Computer (VNC) and the X Window System.