My son just came to me saying he couldn't use Linux for the online course he's taking this summer because the image editor was only available for Windows and Mac.
Turns out the teacher only had links to the Windows and Mac downloads of GIMP.
@cinebox @ted @freakazoid
Reminds me on all that years being told that I need Windows because one can not edit Word documents on Linux, or play Music or Draw Pictures . . .
It could be that they was right at that time but i do not thing so because most Programs I use exist a while now.
And not to forget that people saying you have to know how to program to use Linux, which didn't drove me away because I do but it's simply not true.
Why would ever even do that?
Unless of course your aim is to actually run a Windows VM instead of just a Windows app...
But if you must, I highly recommend trying #MobaXterm instead of PuTTY. It has an amazing feature set, including drag/drop, local editors, and although it's not #FOSS it is #freeware: https://bit.ly/2mPw4vc
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