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Pros

Great X server product with all the features you need, easy to use for those experienced in this type of program and comes with plenty of documentation to get you started.

Cons

Not for everyone and it's highly priced. Not the sort of thing you buy unless you really need it.

Verdict

All in all, it's a great product for anyone who needs an X server. I can't find anything really negative to say based on my research of this product.

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X-Win32 2012 from Starnet Communications
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X-Win32 2012 (Starnet Communications) - FULL REVIEW

An X server allows remote graphical Unix and linux X application to be displayed on your local Windows machine. This is a very helpful tool for many people. After more than 20 years of development, X-Win32 is now the most advanced PC X server on the market. X-Win32 2012 is the latest version and it contains many new and useful features that you would not find on older editions of the product.

X-Win32 provides multiple protocols to connect to your remote system thus providing a complete solution for remote networking. It's as handy as using a PC cleaner software†to keep your system performing properly.†

Whatís New in 2012?

So what features and additions will you find in this version of the program that it did not have before?

These are the things that really make it worth investing in the upgraded version so itís important to know what youíre getting. For example, this version has Direct2D Acceleration in multiple window mode which is going to come in handy often. It also has LIVE Server 6 protocol.

Changes from Other Versions

Itís also going to be very important that you are aware of the changes in this version from previous versions.

  • Previous versions of LIVE are not compatible
  • X-Win32 Now uses RLM 9.0 licensing
  • †License Passwords supported
  • Floating Licenses require a License Server

Download size: †34.5 MB

Download time: †1 - 3 minutes on broadband, 1 hour 30 minutes on dial-up

Before you make such a pricey purchase, itís important to ensure your machine can handle this type of program. So letís take a look at the system requirements.

Installation

This program has an installation wizard that makes it very easy to install. Basically you just run the start up and it will begin the installation wizard. Once completely installed, you have 30 minutes that it will run in demo mode before it will require you to enter a license.

Initial set up is not too difficult and you are walked through the whole process. Before you can connect to a remote host, you must create a Connection using the X-Config utility. The Connections tab allows you to create a new connection. Connections are created and customized based on the method used.

How to Create a New Connection

  1. Start X-Config
  2. Select the Connections tab.
  3. Select the desired folder where the new session will be created.
  4. Press the Wizard button.
  5. In the Connection Method dialog, select the connection method, enter the name of the session and press Next. For help choosing a Connection

As you can see, itís all fairly simple and you are given directions each step of the way. There are also help files and technical support if you need it. That is what makes this product better than others on the market. You can feel confident when you make your purchase that you will get support and backup with this system if you need it.

The Downside

One con to this product is that it is a highly technical system. There will only be a narrowed market for it and your average person probably doesnít have a need for it or know how to use it. However, for those who need ax X server, this is one of the best on the market.

100-Page Userís Manual

The userís manual is nearly 100 pages in length and very thorough with screenshots, images and more detailed instructions to help you understand exactly what youíre doing with it.

System Requirements

  • Platform: ††Windows Vista / 7 / 2000 / XP
  • Media: Software Download

As you can see, this is a very helpful piece of software. Letís do a quick recap of the features so you can better understand what this product is all about.

Product Features

  • Session Persistency
  • SSH Tunneling
  • Fast over WAN & LAN
  • 3D Rendering (OpenGL)
  • Session Sharing


Conclusions

This is a fantastic X server software program. It has all the bells and whistles in addition to all the things you need to have. While it is an expensive piece of software, the price is moderate considering what you get. If you need an X server, this is a pretty good investment. I have nothing really but good things to say from my research on this product.

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2012, 10:12 am
Reviewed by Lisa Mason
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