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Haven't heard of cygwin but using Ubuntu in a virtual machine would negate the need for dual boot, just boot the VM when needed.

virtualbox.org has a free virtual machine emulator and of course all linux distros are free, but the most popular are ubuntu or debian, both of which use bash. Ubuntu is the easiest to use.

That's what I used to do but then it got to tedious every time I needed to add a new email account or something, I had to open virtual box just to use ssh. That's when I went to putty. Then eventually went to cygwin.
    
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You dont like Putty.exe?



I do
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You dont like Putty.exe?



I do
Cool story. I like ssh.exe, telnet.exe, and hypertrm.exe.
    
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I said screw it and stuck Ubuntu on with VirtualBox. I was always put off by the thought of messing with virtual machines or dual boots, for whatever reason. This was surprisingly and refreshingly simple. I'm such a happy camper right now.
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Cool story. I like ssh.exe, telnet.exe, and hypertrm.exe.



cool story...
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Umm. Well for what I would use it for(I did for a while) it's kind of pointless. Telnet. done. ssh. done. serial. done. All you have to do is get ssh.exe through cygwin and move hyperterminal from xp. You can install telnet from add/remove features. Done. Now you can do everything from command line. You don't have to open up a separate ugly gui to do those things.



See above. Trust me guys I do this all the time at work.

I've been using putty ssh every day for the past 4 years. I save countless connection setups and key files which means I can spend more time doing what I need to do versus trying to remember IP's and where my keys are.

I guess if you don't use putty's features then I can understand where you are coming from but that doesn't mean you can say that putty sucks just because you don't use it's features.
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so thats what cygwin does hehehe I'm still a Linux noob for the most part, but I finally started getting into CentOS for our phone server at work and I set up ArchLinux from scratch in a virtual box with Xorg and Openbox recently. It's awesome, pacman package manager rules.

I use Putty all the time at work for our database redhat servers, it aint bad. I kinda like the mind-numbing neon green.
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I've been using putty ssh every day for the past 4 years. I save countless connection setups and key files which means I can spend more time doing what I need to do versus trying to remember IP's and where my keys are.

I guess if you don't use putty's features then I can understand where you are coming from but that doesn't mean you can say that putty sucks just because you don't use it's features.
That's what batch files are for.
    
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That's what batch files are for.
What if you don't have time to write batch files because you have one million other things to do? I'm glad that you have enough free time in your job to do that.

I don't understand why you hate putty so much, it makes things quick for people who have more important things to do than write batch files for connections.
post #20 of 30
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Umm. Well for what I would use it for(I did for a while) it's kind of pointless. Telnet. done. ssh. done. serial. done. All you have to do is get ssh.exe through cygwin and move hyperterminal from xp. You can install telnet from add/remove features. Done. Now you can do everything from command line. You don't have to open up a separate ugly gui to do those things.



See above. Trust me guys I do this all the time at work.
So basically you're recommending a full-blown cygwin install over a ~300K standalone executable, and enable Telnet? And the GUI is only ugly for a few seconds, until you actually connect. Then it's a good old shell again. How about when I have to ssh into a server from a station I don't normally work at? You expect me to go out and install/configure cygWin so I can ssh? I'd be better off walking into the server room and sitting down at a hard-wired terminal. I know you can set it up on USB, but what if I forget that at the office? I can keep putty on the network/redownload it in about 5 seconds. Don't see that with cygWin.

cygWin is great, but if you are promoting it over putty for remote connections, then I'm not sure what you're on. If anything deserves the title of "best ssh client", it's SecureCRT, but you have to pay. Now, I can understand if you are living in a cygwin environment 99% of the time, but otherwise it's kind of pointless to say that cygwin is better than putty for remote connections.

Let it also be known that I'm a huge command line freak. My house server is commandline, and the linux server I set up at school is command line.
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