Linked by Adam S on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 16:11 UTC
Editorial This day-after-Thanksgiving, when many Americans are enjoying a day off and several others are at work goofing around on OSNews, we decided to ask you: what's your "killer app?" What's the one app you can't live without? Sound off in the comments - one app only!
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SSH was said already so I added a +
by jabbotts on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 19:18 UTC
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It replaces telnet, ftp and does encrypted tunneling for any application that doesn't have it's own encrypted protocol.

The real thing that seals it for me is remote forwarding. Remotely Possible, PCAnywhere, Windows Remote Desktop, VNC; none of them compare to simply opening an ssh and forwarding the X display to my local machine.

With a liveCD, it's even turned a work issued notebook into a thin-client for use around my house when not working.

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