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PuTTY 8.7.0

A Top-of-the-Line Emulator Tool for Mac Computers

Putty is a terminal emulator that supports a range of network protocols like FTP, SSH, Telnet and SCP. This emulator tool is now available for Mac computers as Putty for Mac. This should be great news for people who dislike Mac OS for its lack of Telnet and FTP support.

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PROS

  • Supports a range of protocols
  • Open source terminal

CONS

  • Not a free tool
  • Minor bugs

Putty is a terminal emulator that supports a range of network protocols like FTP, SSH, Telnet and SCP. This emulator tool is now available for Mac computers as Putty for Mac. This should be great news for people who dislike Mac OS for its lack of Telnet and FTP support.

Why Putty?

As aforementioned, Putty has been widely used on Windows computers. In Windows computer, the tool functions as an SSH client and helps connect to the Linux server. Putty can also be used on Mac computers that run Mac OS X or later. SSH is basically a part of the default package on Linux or Unix and Mac. Though an SSH connection terminal can be used, there are still a few benefits to using Putty instead. For instance, other clients do not keep connections active, which Putty manages to do so. Moreover, Putty is a lot more effective SSH client if you’re doing certain CISCO work, managing or transferring server files, etc.

Developer-Friendly

Putty for Mac comes in handy for developers who miss basic FTP and Telnet support on Mac OS. The support for the two protocols was stopped due to security concerns. People who work daily with Telnet-based devices and without SSH would find this development extremely inconvenient. Fortunately, Putty for Mac kicks in and brings all the necessary tools back to Mac. The upgraded tool is sold for $15. But people who have bought the tool within the previous three months can avail a free upgrade to the latest version.

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