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Developer(s) StarNet Communications Inc
Stable release
2014 Build 54[1] / January 21, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-01-21)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Display server
License Proprietary
Website www.starnet.com

In computing, X-Win32 is a proprietary implementation of the X Window System for Microsoft Windows, produced by StarNet Communications. It is based on X11R7.4.

X- Win32 allows remote display of UNIX windows on Windows machines in a normal window alongside the other Windows applications


  • Standard connection protocols - X-Win32 offers six standard connection protocols: ssh, telnet, rexec, rlogin, rsh, and XDMCP
  • LIVE Connection protocol - The LIVE Connection protocol, a proprietary protocol based on the NX technology, adds abilities typically not found in the traditional X11 protocol[2] - including the ability to suspend, resume, share and reconnect from any machine.
  • Window modes - Like other X servers for Microsoft Windows, X-Win32 has two window modes, Single and Multiple. Single window mode contains all X windows with one large visible root window. Multiple window mode allows the Microsoft Window Manager to manage the X client windows
  • Copy and paste - X-Win32 incorporates a clipboard manager which allows for dynamic copying and pasting of text from X clients to Windows applications and vice versa. A screen-shot tool saves to a PNG file.
  • OpenGL support - X-Win32 uses the GLX extension which allows for OpenGL Support

Related products

  • X-Win32 Flash is a version of X-Win32 that can be installed and run directly from a USB Flash Drive
  • LinuxLIVE is a LIVE client for Linux systems
  • MacLIVE is a LIVE client for Mac OS X systems
  • LIVE Console is a LIVE client installed with the LIVE server which allows localhost LIVE connections to be made

Discontinued products

  • X-Win64 was a version for 64-bit Windows,[3] but the extended features in that version can now be found in the current version of X-Win32.
  • X-Win32 LX was a free commercially supported X Server[4] for Microsoft Windows which supported Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU).
  • Recon-X was an add on product from eXceed and ReflectionX which added suspend and resume capabilities to running X sessions. Features of Recon-X were incorporated into the LIVE product line

See also


  1. ^ http://www.starnet.com/xwin32kb/x-win32-release-notes/
  2. ^ http://icie.cs.byu.edu/cs656/Papers/Gettys.pdf (Section 4.6)
  3. ^ http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/58700/starnet_launches_xwin64_industrys_first_64bit_pc_x_server_for/
  4. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2005_Feb_14/ai_n9524038/
  5. ^ http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/terms.php#head-13 (Section 3 Distribution, and Section 4 Clarifications)

External links

  • X-Win32 (product home page)
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