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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Also, PuTTY isn't going anywhere. This uses the Windows console for terminal emulation, so it's not going to be adequate for many uses like full-screen editors.

At least it will bring attention to the quality of the ANSI mode terminal emulation. Back in the old days we had to deal with ANSI.SYS but now it's integrated with the console.

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