I have been able to tunnel x11 securely through using cygwin on more than one platform. I have been able to do both 'kde start' and 'gnome-session' to connect to those dashboards. I would like also, to know what the commands are for connecting to other dashboards such as the ones here http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major
. In this way, I can better script a menu with those choices.