I wanted to take a few minutes to share my thoughts about using a Microsoft Surface using Windows RT as a PC over a two month period. This is an update to my previous piece around my initial impressions, now with significant experience behind me. Overall, the experience was mixed. Other reviewers seem to be highly in one camp or another. Some are polarized to the notion that Windows RT is an abomination. The other camp firmly believes that Windows RT is difficult to use. After about two months of using the device, I think it works at minimum well but it is not great. Let’s delve into why.
Recently we discussed how one can create a virtual machine for server admin with a Windows RT device. Sometimes though, you just need putty. Putty is perhaps one of the most used server admin tools by any Windows administrator. In this guide we are going to show how one can also enable using Putty using RemoteApp. The benefits in some situations becomes obvious. Sometimes one only needs an application in a window, not an entire remote desktop. For example, if you are looking up documentation in Windows Explorer and just need a terminal window, this works well. The end goal is being able to administer a server using a Windows RT device such as the Microsoft Surface either from a data [...]