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What's the best way to do a Graphical Terminal Emulation(if I can call it that) ....that is connect to a Linux machine from a windows machine...and have the screen look like exactly how it would on a monitor directly connected to a Linux machine. I tried VNC VIEWER, but the quality of the screen is very poor and also the look is far from a Linux desktop. I'd like something much better than that.
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VNC Viewer should be able to give you a better quality. Play around with the speed vs. quality settings, and you should be able to get a good looking desktop.

The other alternative is to use the Xvfb device (virtual frame buffer), and then display this on both the user's machine and the windows client. This however requires that you have a X11 server on your Windows machine.

I would use the http://xf4vnc.sourceforge.net/ VNC implementation on the server.

SuSE 9 does allow you to export your desktop to other machines. I have not looked into how they are doing this, but I susplect that they also use VNC.
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You could install the Xwindows that comes with Cygwin
see http://cygwin.com/xfree/
works for me. . .
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Have you tried xf4vnc? I am pretty convinced that this is the only solution that is both easy to install and does work with a lot of client architectures (because it's based on VNC). And it's free. It mirrors your X11 desktop on any VNC client. The original Xvnc server opened a new desktop, which means that you don't have the your original X11 desktop on the VNC clients (and the quality was not that great). xf4vnc works like the Windows client because it exports whatever is on your Linux desktop.

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