Pardon my ignorance but even though I've heard of it I now may have need to use this app. The question is now that I have seen a number of versions I do not know what is the preferred 'flavor' for IT people. Guidance sought

Do you mean to ask which Linux distribution is preferred?

Much thanks for the timely reply. I deal primarily with windows. I see that there are a number of windows versions of Putty and I don't know which is the authentic or most commonly used version. Thought that someone who uses it could identify "The Putty" download.

Pardon my ignorance but even though I've heard of it I now may have need to use this app. The question is now that I have seen a number of versions I do not know what is the preferred 'flavor' for IT people. Guidance sought

It is a better choice to Download the ZIP file containing all the binaries (except PuTTYtel), and also the help files.