So I’ve used putty before and I am reluctant to go back to it each time I am on windows so I looked alternatives around and you see all sorts of stuff even commercial shareware on some redit thread.
But I have not seen people recomend cygwin as an replacement for putty.
I’ve tried it it looks and works just as a vm shell there is tmux vim copy paste ssh all the things.
With cygwin you can only install what is needed.
This looks to me the nice way to run socks proxy on windows :-).
So my setup is cygwin with zsh(and oh-my-zsh) and tmux(with pluggins for session restore) + vim
all of that on windows copy paste works great and you can alt tab as you usually do nothing will hog your system like a vm.
here is how to run zsh(from stackoverflow)
C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico /bin/zsh --login
Seems to me I’ll never use Putty again 😀