I have to work with UNIX based programming but off the UNIX host. Once the programming is done. I then log into the host to upload the programs and debug it in very short time to save money. So I need standalone UNIX box at home to do programming with UNIX environment.
(My company has no UNIX host at all (15+ people). But I need to log into the UNIX host of the company we contract with to work from time to time. It's a fee based service per usage ($2k/week)).
I have been using eXceed/Putty or VNC for over 20+ years. I don't have issue with that.
So my question is how to use eXceed as a standalone UNIX box (not merely a dummy terminal connected to a remote UNIX host). Or can I install LINUX on my PC to accomplish this. I tried the cygwin and I don't like it. It is just very confused with some UNIX commands and very slow.
Hope this answers your questions below.
Originally Posted by MrChilly0
Just to clarify..you want to login to a unix box at work from a linux box at home? I believe ssh from the command line works for that...if you want something with a gui, the gnome desktop has a "connect to server" option under places, but that is more for file transfer...putty is available also I believe...command line is best if you're running commands.