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/

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