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I've been using puttytray with these color schemes. Any other good options out there?

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PuTTY is the best open-source terminal emulator out there. Unless you're having issues with it, there's probably no reason to change. That said, I have met several network engineers who much prefer SecureCRT. It's main feature is session/connection management; when you're making a change that needs you logged in to 15 devices at the same time, having a good tab management system is a big advantage.

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PuTTY is the king. Putty Connection Manager (puttycm.free.fr) and mRemote (mremote.org/wiki) are good apps that have the tabbing, etc. that PuTTY lacks. –  andyhky Apr 30 '09 at 20:46
    
Ooh - I hadn't heard of either of those before. A colleague of mine likes PuTTY Tab (raisin.de/putty-tabs/putty-tabs.html). The question never really comes up for me; I just open a session to a bastion Linux host running Screen (gnu.org/software/screen); session management, tabs, logging, and entirely keyboard driven. –  Murali Suriar Apr 30 '09 at 20:59
    
What I realy hate about putty is how copy-paste is done... –  Kazimieras Aliulis May 4 '09 at 14:41
    
@softly.lt: That can be changed. Look at 'Window -> Selection' in PuTTY configuration. I have my default for all sessions set to 'Windows (Middle extends, Right brings up menu)'. –  Murali Suriar May 4 '09 at 18:07
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There is a comparison of SSH clients on Wikipedia

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Thanks! I have some keyboard problems, lets see if those that support Full keyboard mapping help. –  Artur Carvalho Apr 30 '09 at 19:52
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I use SSH Secure Shell Client 3.2.9 because it has support for both ssh client and ftps client.

But.. I tend to come back to PuTTY.

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Do you really mean FTPS and not SFTP? –  ptman May 13 '10 at 11:32
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I've found a new program just today through superuser.com and that is ZOC SSH/Telnet Client.

ZOC is like SecureCRT (also for $$) but available for Mac and Windows in very similar versions so I can use it on my Macbook and Windows Desktop with the same configuration and don't have to do thins differently.

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In my opinion, one of the best SSH Windows clients is XShell 3.x. A few years I used Putty, and it's nice, but XShell is the best one!

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Xshell is awesome, i switched to it from SecureCRT 3-4 years ago and haven't looked back –  alexeit Feb 7 '12 at 2:25
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I use SSH Secure Shell which is now called "SSH Tectia Client".

Note: It has a "sister" sftp product as well which I found useful.

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Do you use it for any particular reason? –  Artur Carvalho Apr 30 '09 at 19:50
    
I had a look around and it was the best free (non-commercial product) that I could find. It has a "sister" sftp product as well which was useful. –  nzpcmad Apr 30 '09 at 19:53
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It costs $$$ but I use SecureCRT + SecureFX. Support has been excellent over the years and "it just works".

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I've used Secure Shell Client for some time. It just works for me. I use it to remote access my server when necessary, and it includes a SFTP client as well.

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Stick with PuTTY. it may not have a lot of frills, but at least it works!

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Tunnelier tends to leave lots of bash.exe files running behind, if you don't log out properly

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