KiTTY is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to KiTTY and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to KiTTY are OpenSSH (Free, Open Source), PowerShell (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source) and Tabby (Free, Open Source).
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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PuTTY vs KiTTY opinions
Almost everyone thinks PuTTY is a great alternative to KiTTY.
Brioni1988 The original tried and trusted.
Positive comment • over 4 years ago
jens82 The differences are minor. Both are great tools.
OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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.
Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.
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 (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).
Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows.