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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Linux guy working in a Windows desktop

After >7 years of working on my own Linux machine, I now have to work on a Windows XP laptop for my new employer.

It's been almost a week and a half now, and I think I'm starting to get used to it (as far as a Gnome user can be), thanks to the following tools, that I had to install in order to survive and not getting mad:

  • Firefox: for obvious reasons, the first thing is to get rid of IE.
  • gVim: thank $DEITY there is a windows port for Vim.Enlace
  • Putty: of course, I still need to log into several Linux machines.
  • mRemote: its a wrapper around putty to handle several sessions, and also supports RDP and other protocols.
  • WinSCP: just because mRemote doesn't support SCP.
  • muCommander: to browse the file system in a decent way. It also supports SCP, but I haven't been able to customize it properly (opening files with gVim), so I'm not using it really.
  • XChat: its always cool to hang around IRC.
  • Pidgin: to deal with the social mess of chats/contacts out there.

There is also a GEdit for windows, but I seldom use it.

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At Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:12:00 PM, Blogger todoesverso said...

Hi, Im afraid Im in the same situation than yours.
What I found very useful and friendly is this program called MoabXterm.

http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/en/

Check it out, it has scp, ssh, X, and supports multiple terminals. It also has emacs, gcc, perl and other plugins you can use.

:)

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:19:00 AM, Blogger Palle said...

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At Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WinXP? That's terrible. Win7 is at least somewhat usable.

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:58:00 AM, OpenID kostix said...

For file browsing I recommend http://www.farmanager.com/index.php?l=en -- it's a console program, but it appears to be unmatched by its configurability and has tons of plugins available for it (including one to do SFTP).

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:00:00 AM, OpenID kostix said...

And regarding the muCommander problem: http://trac.mucommander.com/wiki/FAQ#default-viewer

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I didn't know about this muCommander, it's pretty useful, thanks buddy, good post!!!

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you already tried Double Commander? http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:36:00 AM, Anonymous TYR said...

Prueba Unix Tools para sentirte más cerca de casa, sin todo el rollo de instalar Cygwin ;) . Y me extrañó que no pusieras Python en la lista!

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 7:42:00 AM, Blogger alerios said...

Wow! MobaXterm is a very usable, portable and cool wrapper for Cygwin, unix tools and everything else. Man, that one rocks!

 
At Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yry notepad++
it's an excellent text editor for Windows...
:)

 
At Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:41:00 AM, Blogger Ville Komu said...

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At Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:24:00 AM, Blogger mahasiswa teladan said...

hi...Im student from Informatics engineering nice article,
thanks for sharing :)

 

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