[rescue] SFU on Windows, etc (was: Re: OS X is certified UNIX)

Micah R Ledbetter vlack-lists at vlack.com
Thu Jun 14 14:16:11 CDT 2007

On Jun 14, 2007, at 11:04, Timothy Baldridge wrote:

> Cool, I'll have to check out the SUA hack.

To get SFU running on XP Home? O'Reilly even has an article[0]. The  
easiest way to get at it is to use Orca, a GUI MSI tool in either the  
Platform SDK or the Resource Kit (I forget which). Reportedly, a  
simple hex editor works as well.

> And yes Xming rocks. At my last job we had a few old 9x machines that
> "had" to have windows, but were way too slow for any practical
> anti-virus software. So we installed x-ming, had them run firefox on a
> linux server via remote X, and then cut them off completely from the
> internet. Worked (and still does as far as I know) like a charm.

That's an... interesting solution :).

> The only issue I've had with putty is getting the settings right to
> forward remote X to xming. Can't get that to work for some reason.

I've not tried it, but the Xming project page on SourceForge has a  
downloadable something with "putty" in the name. I'm not in front of  
a Windows machine right now, or I'd go see if it does anything  

  - Micah

[0] http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/h/2883

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