For a variety of reasons, mostly around security, my corporate overlords are willing to give me remote access to work, but only through a Windows desktop workspace.
I’m making a go of it, but I’m struggling like hell. I’m used to working on a Mac or Linux desktop.
What do you use for (ssh) remote access? I’m using PuTTY, and it mostly works, but there are a host of annoying problems that grind away at my productivity. In particular, the mouse cursor goes invisible, and PuTTY seems to not be willing to scroll more than a screenful or two of text while I’m selecting.
Which IRC client do you use? I’ve been using HexaChat, and again that mostly works, but I can’t get it to have Firefox open web links when I click on them and that’s pretty critical for the way my team works.
Would the Windows 10 Linux stuff fix any of this? It’s just possible I may be able to get a workspace with Windows 10 on it. It’d mean a day or so of downtime. Worth it?
Thanks in advance. Posted here as I thought it might be useful to others who might need to make this work.