Putty seems very easy to install and run.If you install XMing for X-Windows connectivity you will definitely need either Putty or ssh for terminal access to the remote hosts. Putty can also be used in conjunction with CygWin or Exceed.
When using putty with any of the above mentioned X-server software, you must ensure to switch X11 tunneling ON for X-Windows to function. Otherwise you only get the telnet capability.
The screen-shot below shows where the X11-forwarding should be enabled by means of a tick-box.
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| Michael Griffiths, CiCS.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006