iTerm Alternatives for Linux

    iTerm 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 iTerm and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to iTerm are Hyper (Free, Open Source), Terminator (Free, Open Source), GNOME Terminal (Free, Open Source) and Alacritty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. 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.
      Some users think PowerShell is a great alternative to iTerm, some don't.
    2. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Hyper is a great alternative to iTerm.
      Its in Js/html/Css -> easy to make plugins
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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.
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    4. 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.[
    5. Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.
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    6. Tabby is a terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    7. Konsole is a terminal to run a command shell. It provides a command line interface for directly controlling your computer.
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    8. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    9. Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows.
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      • Electron / Atom Shell
      Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals. Strictly speaking, it's both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.

      Discontinued

      Deprecated since May 20, 2019. Maintainer suggests using Hyper instead.

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