PuTTY SSH Windows

Every once in a while I hear of windows users trying to find a good SSH client for Windows to connect to their Linux boxes. For the longest time, a couple of the more popular choices have been Cygwin and Putty.

These still work today but I personally find the experience of both to be sub-optimal. There are lots of annoyances I find in each but the main thing they both lack is an integrated SSH experience in the shell console I use for everything else (mainly powershell) day in/day out. Cygwin and Putty run in separate console experiences. I just want to type 'ssh mwrock@blahblah' in my console of choice and have it work.

You already have the software

Ok, maybe not...but its very likely that if you are reading this and find yourself needing to SSH here and there, you also use GIT. Well many are unaware that git for windows bundles several Linux familiar tools. Many might use these in the git bash shell.

Friends don't let friends use the git bash shell on windows

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