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Related question: remote access to unix

by neilwatson (Priest)
on Oct 11, 2002 at 15:20 UTC ( #204549=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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My workstation is Linux. Accessing a unix server via a good xterm (aterm in my case) is easy. Sometimes, I have to work on Windows workstations and accessing unix servers is terrible. Is there anything, at a reasonable price, that is as useable as a good X xterm but for Windows?

Neil Watson

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Re: Related question: remote access to unix
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Oct 11, 2002 at 15:24 UTC
    One word: cygwin. It has X Windows, including xterms for Windows.


      ++ to cygwin. For those occasions when I have to work on Windows boxes (mostly for testing), cygwin helped me keep my sanity.

      Also, cygwin can be installed without X windows too. And, it comes with rxvt (xterm compatible) and ssh which can be nicely used together to log in to *nix boxen. All without the overhead of X-windows (it was pretty slow to work with xterm in cygwin's X-window environment on Windows).

      Another bonus is that cygwin comes with sshd too, and I have set it up on my win2k box, so if I am not using any windows graphical applications, I can just ssh into my windows box from my linux box.


Re: Related question: remote access to unix
by alfie (Pilgrim) on Oct 14, 2002 at 07:08 UTC
    You might like to give PuTTY a try -- it is really worth it. It is the best ssh client for windows I am aware of, is free software/open source and able to send all of the special characters over. Of course it also supports ansi colors. Give it a try, if you need a good terminal emulation for windows which supports both ssh and telnet (useful for reading websites *gg*), you won't regret it.
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