Questions about windows support

Paulo Pinto pjmlp at
Tue Feb 21 23:53:06 PST 2012

This is just a guess, since I've mostly used GUI access (VNC, Citrix and 
lately RDP).

I would say SSH use in Windows is quite limited, depending on what you want 
to do,
because historically most Windows developers lack the culture to separate 
application code
from UI, which leads to many applications to be available in GUI form only.

This has been changing in the last years since Microsoft introduced 
Powershell and due
to market pressure created headless versions of Windows. But even if 
would do everything the correct way, programmer culture takes years to 


"Nick Sabalausky"  wrote in message news:ji0fb2$2hbp$1 at

"Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator at> wrote in message
news:epzlyfzibmpuoilawaqz at
> On Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 00:38:46 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> ssh into Windows and... well last time I did it it was like "welcome to 
>> Hell".
> Oh, certainly!

Does anyone suppose it would work better (or at all) to ssh into MSYS/MinGW?
Anyone tried?

Also I'm curious: what sort of problems were there ssh-ing into win?

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