A New Version of PuTTY - After 4 Years!
Wednesday, July 13 2011 @ 09:59 AM PDT
Contributed by: Richard Pitt
I've been using and recommending PuTTY as an option to allow access via SSH to the command line of the various Linux systems that my customers use - mostly for access to minor system administration functions that don't require a full GUI interface, but in at least one instance it is to run some legacy text applications.
In all cases, this unique facility has been working fine, so "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" works just fine for me and them.
Now we have a new version - and I'll report on how it differs in look (so far not much) and function (web says some new features, bug fixes and compatibility for Win7 and various SSH server software)
The web site is http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ and click on the "Download" link to get the package. I use the full package executable to do installs, and simply installed it over top of the previous version with no problems.