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7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 9:32 PM by BillyVerreynne RSS

OEL Terminal available for Windows ?

NickRobheart Newbie
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Hi ,
Need to fulfill my hardware requirements soon but until then I would like to use a Linux terminal on Windows. Does anyone know how can we do that ? I don't want to run Linux commands on Windows. But I like the features on Linux terminal so I want to use same features for the Windows command prompt or use Linux terminal on Windows. I had found linuxzoo.net website which helps me log on to some server online but I have to use my id which i really don't want to.
I heard there are few emulators and did find few on Google but all were 3rd party so was hesitant to download so posting for your suggestions.
Any download link , if you can help with then thats great


PS- Its not a Server that I'm using , just Windows XP Pro for everyday computing .
  • 1. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    BillyVerreynne Oracle ACE
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    You want a better command shell for Windows? Something like the bash (OEL terminal) shell for Linux?

    Microsoft introduced PowerShell that provides additional and better features. Not sure if a backport is available for Windows XP.

    An alternative is CygWin. This is a DLL interface that supports Linux kernel calls and changes these into WinAPI calls. This for example enables you to run a bash-like shell in CygWin, but on Windows file systems and Windows processes and threads.

    If you want to learn Linux via a terminal interface - download VirtualBox and build a Linux virtual machine.
  • 2. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    NickRobheart Newbie
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    Billy  Verreynne  wrote:
    You want a better command shell for Windows? Something like the bash (OEL terminal) shell for Linux?

    Microsoft introduced PowerShell that provides additional and better features. Not sure if a backport is available for Windows XP.

    An alternative is CygWin. This is a DLL interface that supports Linux kernel calls and changes these into WinAPI calls. This for example enables you to run a bash-like shell in CygWin, but on Windows file systems and Windows processes and threads.

    If you want to learn Linux via a terminal interface - download VirtualBox and build a Linux virtual machine.
    Thanks, Cygwin was the one that I just downloaded and it works like charm. Well, not the exact interface I wanted and looks little different from an original linux terminal but just what I wanted for quick accessing of linux commands. Thanks Billy
  • 3. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    Dude! Guru
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    Please be more specific about what you are trying to accomplish. Are you looking for a Terminal program to connect to a remote Linux system, or do you want to execute Windows commands using a Unix style?

    A common SSH client and terminal program for Windows is PuTTy:
    http://www.putty.org/

    Or perhaps the free version of MobaXterm:
    http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/

    If you want some Unix style apps on Windows XP, check MS Windows Services for UNIX:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=274

    Or use VirtualBox and install your own Linux system and run it side by side with Windows, as already mentioned:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html

    Or buy a Mac, and use the best terminal program that is available. ;-)

    However, your question seems all about using Windows, which has nothing to do with Oracle Linux.
  • 4. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    NickRobheart Newbie
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    Dude wrote:
    Please be more specific about what you are trying to accomplish. Are you looking for a Terminal program to connect to a remote Linux system, or do you want to execute Windows commands using a Unix style?

    A common SSH client and terminal program for Windows is PuTTy:
    http://www.putty.org/

    Or perhaps the free version of MobaXterm:
    http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/

    If you want some Unix style apps on Windows XP, check MS Windows Services for UNIX:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=274

    Or use VirtualBox and install your own Linux system and run it side by side with Windows, as already mentioned:
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html

    Or buy a Mac, and use the best terminal program that is available. ;-)

    However, your question seems all about using Windows, which has nothing to do with Oracle Linux.
    Thanks for some helpful links. Yes I wanted to use/practice linux commands on a Linux terminal in A windows environment without using a VM box or installing a Linux OS yet. As Billy suggested Cygwin was something helpful.
  • 5. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    BillyVerreynne Oracle ACE
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    Dude wrote:

    Or buy a Mac, and use the best terminal program that is available. ;-)
    I did not know that KDE's konsole ran on OS/X. Good job though. The Mac can do with a proper console interface (and a mouse with more than one button). :-)
  • 6. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    Dude! Guru
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    Well, the usual mouse... Sorry, it's a typical useless anti-mac argument and beyond the topic of this forum. Regarding KDE, I do not understand why anyone would want that, using a Mac, but for what it's worth: http://community.kde.org/Mac. Mac OS X can use X11, but again, not within the scope of this forum.
  • 7. Re: OEL Terminal available for Windows ?
    BillyVerreynne Oracle ACE
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    The mouse comment was TIC and followed by a smiley - which means it was said jokingly.

    As for X11 on a Mac. I agree. Does not make sense. Why use X on a Mac? I mean, why even use a Mac? :D

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