When comparing PuTTY vs Sollar PuTTY, the Slant community recommends PuTTY for most people. In the question“What are the best SSH clients for Windows?” PuTTY is ranked 3rd while Sollar PuTTY is ranked 19th.
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Pro De facto standard client for SSH, Telnet and Rlogin
PuTTY is one of the oldest and most popular clients. It has earned the trust of a great number of users over a long period by being reliable, offering useful features and helpful support. It got into the 15 Essential Open Source Tools for Windows Admins list by InfoWorld.
Pro Can be used on any Windows computer, even without admin rights
Pro Source code available
Full source available. Compile and modify it yourself.
Pro Lightweight and portable
Doesn't require much resources (memory and hard-disk). Can even be run on a system by just downloading without install.
Pro Color coded host
Host connections can be assigned a color, so you quickly discern them in the host list and in the connection tabs.
Pro Provides significant expansion of PuTTY capabilities for free
In additional to regular PuTTY features you get multi-tab interface, auto-login, quick access to recent sessions, integration of Windows Search, and other useful features.
Pro Allows storage of login credentials
Sollar Putty creates an encrypted local file where you can store the login details for your devices.
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 Lacks features
It is JUST an SSH client. There are many other options with built in X-servers, Multitabbing, etc.
Con Ugly design, too simple
Looks very dated. Does the basic functions very well, but not much more.
Con No global settings
If you want to change a setting for all your connections, you'd have to do it individually.
Con Organizing sessions
Does not have features for organizing session connections (like folders). If you have 5-10 connections that's fine. But if there are 30-50 connections - that becomes a nightmare.
Con Only one session
Cannot open a second session in the same window.
Con Tedious logging/tracing
Its tedious to set up logging and tracing (e.g. for serial connections).
Con No login scripting
Con X11 not supported
Con No public download
They require your personal data and a working email before you can get the program. Not a great way to spread your allegedly "free" tool.