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I'm looking for a simple GUI telnet client. I only ever used the CLI one, simply named telnet.

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Why? What would it do? – mattdm Mar 10 '11 at 15:05
@matt I'm looking for the equivalent of the one that comes bundled with Windows. I want the GUIness of it all. – Tshepang Mar 10 '11 at 15:08
Concur with @matt. What "gui-ish" things do you want the GUI client do do that you can't get by running telnet in a terminal emulator? – Shadur Mar 10 '11 at 15:09
@Shadur: I don't know. I just want to avoid having to go to the manpage to see how the thing works... the GUI factor :) – Tshepang Mar 10 '11 at 15:11
You realize we're going to have to revoke your unix geek license with that admission ;) – Shadur Mar 10 '11 at 15:12
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I'm baffled as to why you'd need one, but PuTTY comes with a linux client. It's open source, exists in the Debian repositories, and as an added bonus speaks SSH as well.

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PAC manager is a GUI based versatile telnet / SSH client allowing multi tabbed operation.

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