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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3 by Daniel Ruutz, Filipe Miranda, Michael MacIsaac, Berthold Gunreben, Marian Gasparovic, Lydia Parziale

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Configure a desktop machine
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
— Albert Einstein
Many people use Microsoft Windows as a desktop operating system. This chapter addresses the following tools that are recommended for accessing z/VM and Linux from a Windows desktop:
A Secure Shell (SSH) client: PuTTY is recommended
A Virtual Network Computing (VNC) client: RealVNC is recommended
A 3270 emulator: Many choices are available
3.1 PuTTY: A free SSH client for MS Windows
Throughout this book, SSH is used to ...

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