iTerm2 Alternatives for Linux

    iTerm2 is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Hyper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to iTerm2 and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to iTerm2 are Terminator (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source), GNOME Terminal (Free, Open Source) and Tabby (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think Hyper is a great alternative to iTerm2.
    2. 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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      Most users think Terminator is a great alternative to iTerm2.

    3. 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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      Most users think Alacritty is a great alternative to iTerm2.
      RemovedUser I'm happy because it works on Linux Mint and has more customization and features than the built-in terminal application.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    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. Tabby is an Electron-based 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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      Almost everyone thinks Tabby is a great alternative to iTerm2.
      Really exactly the iTerm2 but for Windows!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago


    6. 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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      'tis a drop-down terminal with advanced features like split screen. Its only major limitation is that it doesn't work as well (liable to crash or become unresponsible) under non-KDE environments like Cinnamon and GNOME.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    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. 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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    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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      Almost everyone thinks Tilix is a great alternative to iTerm2.
    10. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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