Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and it’s easy to enable.

TechCrunch reports that the native client will mean developers won’t need to download a third-party client like PuTTY to gain access to remote servers, and ServeTheHome has a quick instruction video on how to enable the new SSH support. If you’re not a developer then you probably don’t care about SSH support in Windows 10, and the current Windows Subsystem for Linux already supports it. Either way, it’s encouraging to see Microsoft continuing to accommodate developers and embrace the open source community.

SSH in Windows command prompt