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X-Win32 Software


X-Win32 is X Windows emulation software for MS Windows systems.

It includes the LIVE Server component that lets you attach to the Linux desktop directly across ssh and you can attach to your entire Linux (or Solaris) desktop.

Version Available — 2012 (latest) and previous version

System Requirements — Windows XP (SP2), Vista, 2003, 2008 and 7

License Details

  • UW Medicine IT Services provides this license for the UW under a site license agreement with Starnet (
    NOTE: Large departments may contact IT Services to participate in the cost-sharing of the license.
  • There is no charge to end users for the software.
  • UWMITS administers this site license.

Get Software

UW computer support staff may download X-Win32 software with additional installation instructions here.

Note: The link above may not work for users outside of UW Medicine. You’ll need to contact the TSO UNIX team ( directly.

Get Help


Documentation is included with the software or at

Technical Support

UW Medicine IT Services does not provide support for use of this application outside of the Medical Centers. If you are a UW user that does not work within the UWMC or HMC or affiliated institutions, please refer to the online documentation or the Campus mailing list for assistance.

Licensing Questions

Contact Jeremiah Jester, or submit a ticket to the ETS PS Linux team,

Last reviewed November 3, 2020