Unlike Linux, the SSH client is not common with Windows OS. So the first step is to install one - how?
- Click on the following link to access the different software alternatives:
- Download the client software and install it. You now should be able to connect remotely to a specific PC. Note that data transfer via a secured tunnel is not supported by most of these applications.
- Recommendation: Putty as it is simple and lightweight. However, it does not transfer data via a secure tunnel and you cannot retrieve data directly with it.
To enable a GUI:
- Allow X tunnels (e.g. X11 forwarding) (under Putty Login/ssh/tunnels -> activate the "X11 forwarding)
- Install an X server for Windows:
- Note: Cygwin is an improved linux version for windows
- See also:
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