HyperTerminal Alternatives for Linux

    HyperTerminal is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to HyperTerminal and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to HyperTerminal are RXVT (Free, Open Source), Shell NGN (Freemium), CuteCom (Free, Open Source) and HTerm (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2018

    1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.
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      Almost everyone thinks PuTTY is a great alternative to HyperTerminal.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A terminal emulator for X11.

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2013.



    2. SHELLNGN is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HTerm is a terminal emulator for serial communication.
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    3. Gtkterm is a simple GTK+ terminal used to communicate with a serial port. It is has fewer features than minicom, but is designed to be as easy to use as possible.
    4. moserial is a clean, friendly gtk-based serial terminal for the GNOME desktop. It is primarily intended for technical users and hardware hackers who need to communicate with embedded systems, test equipment, and serial consoles.
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    5. Terminal emulator written with Qt for serial communication.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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