How to open a terminal window (windows)
Windows does not come with a native terminal program. CMD, while similar, is not the same.
The University offers a program for download for free called Secure CRT. It is available at  .
Click "Login to the Campus Software Library", then choose UW-Madison from the drop down menu.
Login with your netid. (How to get a netid, if you don't already have one. )
Scroll down to the Van Dyke area, and click the appropriate Secure CRT for your computer type.
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