I'm looking for an alternative to Putty — a terminal and an SSH client — that works on Chrome OS.

I recently took a C++ course in which we used Putty and terminal to write programs. Are there any terminal emulators (if that is the right term to use) that work on a Chromebook for the purpose of practicing C++?


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Try Secure Shell, a SSH client provided by Google on the Chrome Web Store.

Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

This means you can SSH to an external server (just like using Putty), and from there use nano, vim or whatever you like to write C++ programs, then compile and execute from the terminal.

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