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ConEmu Alternatives for Linux

ConEmu is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ConEmu and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ConEmu are Tabby Terminal, Terminator, Hyper and GNOME Terminal.

ConEmu alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ConEmu.
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  1. PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PowerShell (including Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core) is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingPowerShell supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableTabby Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  3. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTerminator can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
  4. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableHyper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to ConEmu.
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    GNOME Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

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  6. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  7. Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

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  8. Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again.

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    Tilix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features:

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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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