Notes for Windows users

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Windows is not a UNIX or UNIX-like operating system, so there are extra steps to interfacing a Windows computer with our servers.

You have a few options for software to enable this kind of connection.

Some quirks of interfacing Windows with Linux:

  • It's common for a Linux operating system to appear to mount the main Windows filesystem under /drives, usually /drives/c/.
  • Within /drives/c, directories and filenames observe such Windows conventions as capitalizing (e.g.) "Users" and "Documents".
  • If you're in a Linux environment, the Windows "\" becomes a Linux "/".