I do need to give Cygwin another go though. I try out the xWindows servers for win32/64 every six months or so but have never had the motivation to fight through too my prefered refined setup.
For any serious work on a *nix machine I boot a VM or liveCD then go in through ssh and X natively. In general, my VMs go the other way though; *nix host with win32 guests.
hehe.. your recommendation to support the point though. If your using something other than Windows for your server, there are cross platform management tools available. If your server is Windows, it does all it can to force your workstations to be Windows.
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