When comparing PuTTY vs SuperPuTTY, the Slant community recommends PuTTY for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” PuTTY is ranked 1st while SuperPuTTY is ranked 11th.
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Pro De facto standard client for SSH, Telnet and Rlogin
Pro Source code available
Full source available. Compile and modify it yourself.
Pro Customizable UI to allow for maximum net screen size up to fullscreen
Pro Easy Shortcut-Driven Navigation
By setting up certain shortcuts you can quickly bring up your sessions, select one by typing out the first letters, return-selecting it and cycle through your tabs.
Pro PuTTY configuration reachable and adjustable
Since it uses PuTTY underneath you can create and configure profiles/sessions there which you can reuse in SuperPuTTY and apply to connection in any fashion you like
Pro Split-Screen 1-to-Many Tabs Horizontally/Vertically
Dynamic placement of tabs side-by-side vertically or horizontally (similar to IDEs like Eclipse/Visual Studio)
allows for multiple tabs
Pro Open source
Open source and hosted on Github.
Con Tedious logging/tracing
Its tedious to set up logging and tracing (e.g. for serial connections).
Con Lacks features
It is JUST an SSH client. There are many other options with built in X-servers, Multitabbing etc.
Con Can not save passwords
Anyway, you can use "PuTTYgen" to generate a key pair, then use "Pageant" to do a password-less SSH remote login.
Con No global settings
If you want to change a setting for all your connections, you'd have to do it individually.