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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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X11 allows the remote machine (into which you logged with ssh) to send back graphics commands to your machine. So if you have a gui-oriented application on the remote machine you can see the gui on your local machine. It's great for remote program editing, like for example with emacs.
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