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Has anyone considered using MobaXterm as a replacement for putty/bash etc.? #837

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macklj opened this Issue Aug 28, 2018 · 1 comment

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macklj commented Aug 28, 2018

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Due to limitations with how a windows user can access the shell my organization has adopted MobaXterm (https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net). I think it solves many of the frustrations that exist when attempting to use putty/xming/VMs for bash and other UNIX-like endeavors.


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iamc commented Aug 29, 2018

Yes, every time I set up a workshop I think again about it. It has many advantages compared against Windows command prompt + git bash. Say, you can have the always missed man pages, install any cygwin package you want, git et al included, and get the many bells and whistles included with it.

Specially if you are accessing remote machines is much more convenient.

The cons: so much functionality may be a bit overwhelming for a first approach to bash, I think it can be intimidating for newcomers. Also, is not OpenSource and it could stop being free anytime.

In fact I usually mention it at the end of the bash lesson as the tool to use if they want to proceed further and pass it on the references I provide.

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