I also recommend you learn to use Emacs. The learning curve is somewhat steep, but you will find it well worth the effort. Emacs is available with Cygwin, and is installed on virtually all Unix machines, so even when you use PuTTY to connect to a server, you can always say
emacs -nw myfile.sasat the command line to start up Emacs. The ``-nw'' (no window) tells Emacs that you are not running X-windows.
One disadvantage of using SAS on Windows is that you are compelled to use SAS's editor, which does not have one-tenth of the features you will come to expect from editors after using Emacs3