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Download: Poderosa – Tabbed style SSH, Telnet client for Windows XP systems

Generally, I recommend using Putty to access Linux/UNIX from Windows XP.

Poderosa is terminal emulators for ssh and telnet protocol with following features:
=> Tabbed style GUI – You can open multiple ssh or telnet connection at the same time from a single window (just like firefox).
=> Moreover, you can split the window into panes and allocate each connection.
=> It also supports local cygwin shell and serial ports (great for testing and troubleshooting)
=> Includes SSH2 port forwarding tool, SSH Key generation wizard, SOCKS connection etc.

Poderosa - Tabbed style SSH, Telnet client for Windows XP systems

Download Poderosa

Poderosa requires .NET Framework 2.0 and works with Windows Me, 2000, XP, and NT4.0.
=> Download Poderosa (Size 2028KB)

However, I still recommend putty, here is why:

  • Putty small size
  • Self-executable
  • No need to install .NET freamwork
  • I am using putty since last 4-5 years and it is one of the best windows program.

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  • Planet Malaysia September 19, 2006, 4:21 am

    How about secureCRT?

  • nixCraft September 19, 2006, 11:50 pm

    Never used secureCRT.. can you tells us more about this program

  • Brian October 29, 2007, 9:30 pm

    Secure CRT is expensive. Try AbsoluteTelnet Telnet / SSH client from Celestial Software. It has tabs like poderosa and CRT but is less expensive. It includes port forwarding, X forwarding, plus lots of character set translations and terminal emulations. It supports the basic authentications (password, public-key, keyboard-interactive) as well as more advanced ones (smartcard, gssapi, kerberos, activedirectory)

    It is fully unicode aware and the UI has been translated into 7 languages! Quite robust and mature.

    You can download it here and try it out:



  • Andrea January 11, 2008, 2:47 pm

    Is there a linux way to save telnet or ssh session with password?

  • Joe February 2, 2008, 3:48 pm

    Andrea: Yes. man ssh-add

    or google it and pick one of the 300k results.

  • Tim September 4, 2008, 12:38 pm

    You can also try wintabber, it’s a container for app’s like putty, cygwin and others. It just adds tab functionality to existing programs that lack this. Works fine with other ssh clients too.

  • Dan Haun March 19, 2009, 6:56 pm

    Has anyone used Poderoda with the SSH2 port fowarding? (X11 fowarding). If so, some info on how to use this would be useful.


  • noahfaund June 13, 2010, 8:11 am

    I’ve got another connection manager named mRemote, it can be download from its website http://www.mremote.org/, release as GPL.

    As its homepage says, mRemote is a full-featured, multi-tab remote connections manager.

    Support not only SSH, but also RDP (Remote Desktop) VNC (Virtual Network Computing) ICA (Independent Computing Architecture) SSH (Secure Shell) Telnet (TELecommunication NETwork) HTTP/S (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) Rlogin (Rlogin) RAW.


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