7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 11:32 PM by Billy~Verreynne RSS

    OEL Terminal available for Windows ?

    NickRobheart
      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 ?
          Billy~Verreynne
          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
            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 ?
              Catch_22
              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
                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 ?
                  Billy~Verreynne
                  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 ?
                    Catch_22
                    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 ?
                      Billy~Verreynne
                      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