Windows 10 now has a real OpenSSH Client available. This means you can remotely execute programs on a Linux Server. For example, you can add a short-cut to a batch file that will invoke a script on a Linux server. One interesting thing you can do is to link a desktop icon to a Linux script that does data processing. For instance, you could take a spreadsheet and drop it on the Icon and have a Perl program update the spreadsheet, post some of the spreadsheet to a website and then copy it back to a shared drive. So you have a good utility that works well “the Linux way”, then use a Linux machine (or virtual machine) as an appliance and there is no need to clutter the Windows machine with another method of accomplishing the same task. Not only that, there are no client programs that need to be installed other than enabling the OpenSSH client that is already built-in.