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  • Cygwin icon


    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of...

    Open Source Windows

  • MobaXterm icon


    An advanced terminal that gives Windows users a powerful, Unix-like command-line experience.

    Freemium Windows

  • PowerShell icon


    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MinGW icon


    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Windows Command Prompt icon

    Windows Command Prompt

    Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows...

    Commercial Windows

  • BusyBox icon


    BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX...

    Open Source Mac Linux Android BSD

  • gow

    Gow (Gnu On Windows) is the lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130...

    Open Source Windows

  • Babun icon


    Would you like to use a linux-like console on a Windows host without a lot of fuzz? Try out babun! Babun features the following: ...

    Open Source Windows Git Cygwin zsh

  • MinGW-w64

    The project's goal is to deliver runtime, headers, and libs for developing 64 bit (x64), as well as 32 bit (x86), windows...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • TDM-GCC icon


    TDM-GCC is a compiler suite for Windows. It combines the most recent stable release of the GCC toolset, a few patches for...

    Free Windows

  • PyCmd icon


    PyCmd is a smart command prompt extension for Windows cmd.exe; its purpose is to emulate a few power features of UNIX shells (decent...

    Open Source Windows

  • TCC/LE icon


    The most powerful Windows console command line tools and batch scripting solution available. Create batch file commands and Windows...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Sakura icon


    sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Termux icon


    A terminal emulator and Unix environment bringing powerful terminal access to your Android-powered devices.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet zsh Bash

  • unxutils

    Here are some ports of common GNU utilities to native Win32. In this context, native means the executables do only depend on the...

    Open Source Windows

  • Cooperative Linux icon

    Cooperative Linux

    Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft...

    Open Source Windows

  • andLinux icon


    andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions...

    Open Source Windows

  • CMD++ icon


    CMD++ is a command line program, which was devoloped as alternative to the Windows (R) console. You can use it at public places (eg....

    Open Source Windows

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  • Microsoft Windows SDK

    The Windows SDK provides tools, compilers, headers, libraries, code samples, and a new help system that developers can use to create...

    Free Windows

  • evilvte icon


    VTE based, highly customizable terminal emulator. Features: tabs, tabbar autohide, right click to switch encoding, supports almost all...

    Open Source Linux

  • mrxvt

    Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with...

    Open Source Linux

  • Hamilton C shell icon

    Hamilton C shell

    Hamilton C shell recreates the original UNIX C shell and utilities on Windows and Vista, adding numerous enhancements such as built-in...

    Commercial Windows

  • Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop icon

    Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop

    Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop is an installable Open Source virtual desktop and application delivery solution for corporations.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • csshX icon


    csshX is a tool to allow simultaneous control of multiple SSH sessions. It will attempt to create an SSH session to each remote host...

    Open Source Mac

  • speedLinux icon


    SpeedLinux is a customized coLinux. coLinux is not a VM but it can be used in the same way. Installation of Speedlinux results in a...

    Open Source Windows

  • DJGPP icon


    DJGPP (DJ's GNU Programming Platform) is a development suite for 386+ IBM PC compatibles which supports DOS-enabled operating...

    Open Source Windows

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