Getting started on Windows

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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)


Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal is a nicer command line interface for Windows than the default Power Shell program.

Windows terminal can be installed through the Windows app store, further details at


In order to show remote windows from Gadi on your own screen you'll need an X11 server program running on your computer.

If X11 isn't running, you will get errors when starting programs that bring up a new window, e.g:

saw562@gadi-login-04 ~ $ xclock
Error: Can't open display:

There are a few different X11 server programs available for Windows, including:


VSCode & Windows SSH

NCI Virtual Desktop (VDI)

Other Alternatives