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    OpenSSH

    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate...

    Open Source Mac Linux iPhone BSD iPad ... Haiku Xfce

    • OpenSSH includes both client and server software Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Up to date. One of the most trustworthy dev teams on the intenet. Brioni1988Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Totally standardized on all platforms (ok, not Windows, but catching up there). Harty1978Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    KiTTY

    What is KiTTY ? KiTTY is a fork from version 0.63 of PuTTY, the best telnet / SSH client in the world. KiTTY is only designed for the Microsoft Windows platform. For...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Fork of putty. But more recently updated and fresher. VladOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    cmder

    Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with...

    Open Source Windows clink ConEmu Windows Command Prompt PowerShell

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    Guake terminal

    Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    ZOC

    ZOC is a powerful and well-established terminal emulator and telnet client, well known for its outstanding user interface with tabbed multi session support. ZOC lets...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • More features. Cleaner user interface. Actual support. externitoritusOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully features, and rock solid. Never had any stability problem. Perfect for the daily work. AtmanandaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • One of the few options available on the mac. Brioni1988Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source UNIX...

    Open Source Windows

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    Chrome Secure Shell

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

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    SecureCRT

    SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • Simply the best telnet/ssh client on the market. Excellent support too! artcrimeDec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    mintty

    Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin that is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team. It can be downloaded from the main site or it can be...

    Open Source Windows

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PuTTY Comments

Really good client -1 Helpful

Positive Comment by mitskevich
about PuTTY May 2016

Really good client.
Very stable with most of servers.

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version 0.61 out after 4 years in development (or hybernation)

Comment by tabakis
about PuTTY Jul 2011
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I love putty. If it weren't for putty, I'd probably be miss ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about PuTTY Jun 2011

I love putty. If it weren't for putty, I'd probably be missing several limbs and/or eyeballs right now.

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This is a bit strange!. This application has 113 likes and ...

Comment by mv288
about PuTTY Jun 2011

This is a bit strange!. This application has 113 likes and its alternatives have only 5 likes?. SSH has been around since ages and many people use it in their everyday development life .... and still there are no better alternatives? ( of course a free one!).

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i miss putty so much on my mac I use crossover to run it ju ...

Comment by Mutant
about PuTTY Jun 2011

i miss putty so much on my mac I use crossover to run it just like a normal application. Apple really needs to redo the terminal app, it sucks!

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