Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Dec 2017 22:21 UTC

Ask just about any *NIX admin using a Windows laptop and they will have come across Putty. For years, Apple MacBooks have been the go-to choice for many admins partly because getting to a ssh shell is so easy. The newly re-invigorated Microsoft is changing how easy it is to interface with Linux (and other *NIX flavors) significantly with features like Ubuntu on Windows. There is a new beta feature in Windows 10 that may just see the retirement of Putty from many users: an OpenSSH client and OpenSSH server application for Windows.

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One of the nicer things about PuTTY and KiTTY (improved version of PuTTY) is the terminal emulator they come with. While a native SSH client may be handy in Windows, it will depend on how far cmd.exe has come as a terminal.

What's the copy/paste setup using the mouse like these days? Can it be maximised to take up the entire screen? Does it support a customisable scrollback buffer, or is it still limited to 100-odd lines? What's the colour support like? Are there tabs or split-screen support? Etc ...

Note: I haven't used cmd.exe in Windows 10 yet. I know there's been some improvements, but I don't know it's a match for the PuTTY terminal.

Edited 2017-12-12 23:43 UTC

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