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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
HyperTerminal Alternatives for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
PuTTY is most known as a good general use SSH/Telnet client, but a less commonly known fact is that PUTTY is capable of initiating serial connections.
Tera Term is a good serial emulation program if you need more functionality than what PuTTY provides (specifically if you need to send/receive data via the Xmodem/Ymodem protocols).
For linux dual booters and cygwin users, the most functional serial console tool that I have found is minicom. This is available as a package for most linux distributions and can also be built from source. There are potentially a lot of options for configuring minicom because it also provides modem dialing capabilities in addition to serial connectivity.