I need a better SSH client than Putty for Windows.
Major reason being that PUTTY is ugly, the color schemes are really hard to read and annoying. I would prefer something that has a more modern look.
What do you use and would recommend ?
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I use MobaXterm, which is a terminal program like PuTTY but with (in my opinion, at least) a cleaner design and a more modern look.
It was recommended to me quite some time ago as a replacement for PuTTY.
Even though it comes in a free version or a full version (which is a subscription), I've used the free version for a very long time and have never noticed any limitations as a result.
Color schemes in PuTTY can be changed. 4bit Terminal Color Scheme Designer is a great web application to generate PuTTY color schemes.
Here are some of these features:
I recommend OpenSSH in Cygwin.
It's for security reasons rather than aesthetics; PuTTY doesn't support elliptic-curve keys, there's no official HTTPS mirror, and it's quite rarely developed.
Cygwin comes with the
mintty terminal which shares some lineage with PuTTY's terminal emulator, but i find it's more consistent.
I use PuTTY Connection Manager. While not a replacement for PuTTY, it offers a good interface with tabbed sessions and several themes.
It is an old software, but I still use it regularly since I haven't found a better alternative. Its most prominent features are: