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gow is described as 'Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to gow for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac and Android. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gow are cmder, PowerShell, Cygwin and KiTTY.

gow alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of gow.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

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  2. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .

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    PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.

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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

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  5. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

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    MinGW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils.

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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.

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    BusyBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources.

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  9. MinGW-w64

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    The project's goal is to deliver runtime, headers, and libs for developing 64 bit (x64), as well as 32 bit (x86), windows applications using gcc-4.4 or newer versions.

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    JuiceSSH

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • mosh
    • OpenSSH
    • Dropbear SSH Server and Client

    The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support.

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