Hyperterminal no longer free with Windows Vista

Anyone who has recently bought a laptop or PC with Vista on it may have discovered that there is no Hyperterminal software.

You may also realise that this useful bit of software is needed to update configurations on marine electronics like multiplexers.

Not to worry..Microsoft only bought the software from Hilgraeve any way and you can go and download the real thing from their site…

An alternative piece of software is Poderosa which is open source and therefore free software.

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4 thoughts on “Hyperterminal no longer free with Windows Vista

  1. A good substitute for Hyperterminal is AbsoluteTelnet from Celestial Software. Not only does it support telnet and serial connections as hyperterminal did, but it also supports SSH, which is a better security choice. It has a tabbed interface, advanced security, and is translated into seven languages!

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