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The programs of the [[XDS]] package as well as [[XDSGUI]], [[XDSSTAT]], [[XDSCC12]] and so on may be run on 64bit Windows 10 within the [https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install-win10 Linux Subsystem for Windows] (WSL, or preferably WSL2). This (easily!) installs e.g. an Ubuntu environment, which supports the apt package manager, so in principle any software available for Ubuntu may be installed (or other distros, see [https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store/]).
 
The programs of the [[XDS]] package as well as [[XDSGUI]], [[XDSSTAT]], [[XDSCC12]] and so on may be run on 64bit Windows 10 within the [https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install-win10 Linux Subsystem for Windows] (WSL, or preferably WSL2). This (easily!) installs e.g. an Ubuntu environment, which supports the apt package manager, so in principle any software available for Ubuntu may be installed (or other distros, see [https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/05/11/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store/]).
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Graphical Linux programs require installation of a X server like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download Xming] or [https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv VcXsvr] or [https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ Mobaxterm] on the Windows host. There are helpful writeups (e.g. [http://wsl-guide.org/en/latest/]). VcXsrc seems to have a problem with coot (see [https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=COOT;6ef4a967.2011 WSL2 installation] and responses). To use the X server, one has to say in the shell window
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Graphical Linux programs require installation of a X server like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download Xming] or [https://sourceforge.net/projects/vcxsrv VcXsvr] or [https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ Mobaxterm] on the Windows host. There are helpful writeups (e.g. [http://wsl-guide.org/en/latest/]). VcXsrc seems to have a problem with coot for some people (see [https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=COOT;6ef4a967.2011 WSL2 installation] and responses). To use the X server, one has to say in the shell window
 
  export DISPLAY=:0
 
  export DISPLAY=:0
 
before running the program. Running XDSGUI under WSL's Ubuntu may require installation of a few packages with e.g.
 
before running the program. Running XDSGUI under WSL's Ubuntu may require installation of a few packages with e.g.
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