Windows survival kit for Linux geeks

You use Linux every day but one day you end up in-front of a Windows PC. Here are some essentials that will help you survive that day.

Notepad++ text and html editor

Notepad++ supports syntax highlighting for various languages.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
Notepad++ is free software (do what you want licence).
Local download:

Araneae, a text and html editor

Light weight editor with syntax highlighting. This is a freeware text editor and it works under Win98, Win2000, WinNT, Xp..
http://www.araneae.com/
Local download:


To install araneae just double click on it after you have downloaded it.

UUencode/decode


GPL, from http://www.miken.com/uud/

GNU utilities for Win32

This is a set of essential unix commands from http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ Content of zip file:
Archive:  UnxUpdates.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
    16384  2003-06-20 10:57   cat.exe
    20992  2003-06-20 10:57   cksum.exe
    15360  2003-06-20 10:57   comm.exe
    55296  2003-06-20 10:57   csplit.exe
    17920  2003-06-20 10:57   cut.exe
    15360  2003-06-20 10:57   expand.exe
    18432  2003-06-20 10:57   fmt.exe
    15872  2003-06-20 10:57   fold.exe
   204800  2003-10-02 02:17   gawk.exe
    19456  2003-06-20 10:57   head.exe
    20992  2003-06-20 10:57   join.exe
    30720  2003-06-20 10:57   md5sum.exe
    44544  2003-06-20 10:57   nl.exe
    30208  2003-06-20 10:57   od.exe
    15872  2003-06-20 10:57   paste.exe
    31232  2003-06-20 10:57   pr.exe
    53760  2003-06-20 10:57   ptx.exe
    94720  2003-10-25 08:19   sed.exe
    30720  2003-06-20 10:57   sha1sum.exe
    49152  2003-10-23 12:55   sort.exe
    17920  2003-06-20 10:57   split.exe
    20480  2003-06-20 10:57   sum.exe
    41472  2003-06-20 10:57   tac.exe
    32768  2003-06-20 10:57   tail.exe
    26624  2003-06-20 10:57   tr.exe
    15872  2003-06-20 10:57   tsort.exe
    15360  2003-06-20 10:57   unexpand.exe
    19456  2003-06-20 10:57   uniq.exe
    22016  2003-06-20 10:57   wc.exe
   372736  2003-10-02 02:17   zsh.exe
   135680  2003-10-23 12:35   grep.exe
   108544  2003-10-02 02:17   less.exe
    11264  2003-10-02 02:17   lesskey.exe
   168448  2003-10-05 10:49   make.exe
---------                     -------
  1810432                     34 files

FTP server


ftpdmin is real free software

putty, a terminal emulator


putty is MIT licensed (a open source license), see http://putty.bhni.net/

vim, a vi editor


Vim is copyright GPL (see http://www.vim.org).

VNC viewer and server


VNC is copyright GPL (see http://www.realvnc.com/).

Essential batch scripts

Do you get stuck typing ls in the dos shell (cmd.exe)? Here are a few batch scripts to your rescue.
@REM unix alike ls (just keep typing "ls")
@REM to install this just copy the file to c:\Windows\
@echo off
if "%1" == "-l" (
dir
) else (
dir /o /w
)

@REM unix alike which command (just keep typing "which" )
@REM to install this just copy the file to c:\Windows\
@echo off
where "%1"

copyright: totally free, do what you want

Keep it at a distance: How to enable remote desktop in windows

To enable remote desktop (rdp) on windows you follow the steps shows in the below pictures:

xfreerdp or remmina remote desktop clients for Linux work well and copy/paste should work.
xfreerdp  --plugin cliprdr -u YourUsername -d YourDomain -g 1600x900 ip.of.win.machine
If you ever get the error "Error: protocol security negotiation failure" then do this:
rm -rf ~/.freerdp


Guido Socher