On Sunday 23 September 2007, Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> Not true. Install Cygwin/X on your local machine
> (http://x.cygwin.com/), configure PuTTY to forward X11 packets, login
> to the server and run firefox. Depending on your exact configuration,
> you may need to tinker with the settings a bit. Usually, however, it
> works with no additional effort.
As a complete noob to running remote apps, I had it going in minutes from a
WinXP laptop with putty/cygwin/X. As you say, just tick/check the X11
forwarding box in Putty.
Although the OP mentioned Gnome. Not sure if you could run a whole desktop
over it or even if that would be desirable.