Updates 16/07/2009 12:33:04 PM - added reference from David Jones' blog entry: PuttyCyg on how to set up PuttyCyg.
I have been using Cygwin for many years now and I find it extremely useful. It is a Linux on Windows tool that lets me do amazing things with a few shell scripts. Putty is a terminal that is also very powerful, and a pleasure to use. :)
Today I found PuttyCyg which allows me to use PuTTY as a local Cygwin terminal.
It is easy to setup, just extract the Zip and create a shortcut with putty.exe as a target and "-cygterm -" as a parameter.
-- David Jones' blog entry: PuttyCyg.