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    PuTTY

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    • PuTTY only provides the SSH session terminal, no graphical means to communicate with the target system (eg upload/download files) Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need...

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    • It only supports one time of connection, doensn't have any of the tools or features, and doesn't come close in session management etc. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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MobaXterm Comments

The price seems like a bargain to me

Positive Comment by AlternativeSteve
about MobaXterm Mar 2016

As the other commenters have noted, MobaXterm has an unlimited free trial with a limited feature set. So if you don't want to spend any money, you may not find MobaXterm as useful. But if you buy the full version, it has a huge feature set that is well integrated and works wonderfully.

Sure, you could build yourself something similar using several different open source and free software tools. I'd done that, but still found value in MobaXterm because it does the work of several disparate apps. The price seemed high at first, but the more I looked around at the alternatives, the more it seemed worth it. Good tools cost money to build, and I want to support the creation of tools like this. There's a reason PuTTY doesn’t have tabs and hasn't changed much in more than a decade: no-one is paying for features to be developed.

MobaXterm literally brings a feeling joy to Linux and Unix connectivity from Windows. In my opinion, it's well worth the price, and is in the same league of other best-of-breed tools worthy of our support, like PhraseExpander, PowerGrep, XYPlorer, and TestRail.

If you want free transportation, you can walk or use a bicycle. If you want to travel quickly, in comfort, and style, you buy a nice car. In this analogy, PuTTY is a bicycle, and MobaXterm is a luxury sedan. There's nothing wrong with either choice. Everyone can decide which option they prefer.

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A SSH noob like me just love this tool

Positive Comment by Ola
about MobaXterm Sep 2014

Everything is exactly where i want it to be and it just works. Love the sFTP integration.

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Excellent tool!

Positive Comment by Francoise
about MobaXterm Jan 2014

A well-integrated solution for SSH, SCP, SFTP, RDP and X11 server.

MobaXterm is really convenient, especially when you have multiple SSH servers to reach, files to transfer and graphical applications to launch remotely, and when you care about security.

For my personal need, the free edition provides enough functions, so the price ($0) is not an obstacle ;-)

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Wonderful piece of software with everything you need

Positive Comment by Francoise
about MobaXterm Oct 2013

This tool is exactly what I have been looking for in the last 6 years of my Sysadmin life: an X11 server on Windows that just works, a tabbed SSH client with X11-forwarding that automatically allows you to graphically browse your remote server when you are connected, tabbed RDP sessions, tabbed VNC sessions, ... and everything is just very easy to use, it just works!

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This is Shareware, not Freeware and too much expensive.

Negative Comment by ignosgt
about MobaXterm Aug 2013

Even though the policy of the author of Mobaxterm is understandable, this very nice application is not really free and the license cost is quite high compared to other similar tools in the market.

Coming this tool from an Open Source/Free Software world, a more reasonable price could have helped me to go on with the professional license. Besides, many of the features are derivative from open source code that has been given for free for many years by many people.

After months of using it and reaching the limit line, I'll have to switch over to another application. Better don't get used to it.

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not really free

Comment by gillesCrebassa
about MobaXterm Sep 2012

This tool is great but not really free.
The number of connection is limited and new session are not saved. You must take the professional version for unlimited sessions.
The screen saver is also installed and can't be removed.

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