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  1. Install XQuartz on your Mac, which is the official X server software for Mac
  2. Run Applications > Utilities > XQuartz.app
  3. Right click on the XQuartz icon in the dock and select Applications > Terminal.  This should bring up a new xterm terminal windows.

  4. In this xterm windows, ssh into the linux system of your choice using the -X argument (secure X11 forwarding).  For example, to log into hulksilo.soicsice.indiana.edu you would run something like:

         ssh -Y username@silo.sice.indiana.edu

  5. Once you are logged into the linux system, you can just run the GUI program of your choice (ie. matlab, mathematics, etc) and it will display on your Mac.

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  1. ssh into the linux system of your choice using the -Y argument (secure X11 Forwarding).  For example, to log into hulksilo.soicsice.indiana.edu you would run something like:

        ssh -Y username@silo.sice.indiana.edu

  2. Once you are logged into the remote linux system, you can just run the GUI program of your choice (ie. matlab, mathematics, etc) and it will display on your Mac.

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