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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 Tabby Terminal, Terminator, GNOME Terminal and Alacritty.

iTerm2 alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iTerm2.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ 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 iTerm2.
  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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    Almost everyone thinks Tabby Terminal is a great alternative to iTerm2.

    Really exactly the iTerm2 but for Windows!

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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.
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    Most users think Terminator is a great alternative to iTerm2.
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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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    Its functionality is comparably too limited.

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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    I'm happy because it works on Linux Mint and has more customization and features than the built-in terminal application.

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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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    Konsole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Konsole is a terminal to run a command shell. It provides a command line interface for directly controlling your computer.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableKonsole is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKonsole consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Konsole supports multiple tabs per windows.
  9. 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.

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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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    Almost everyone thinks Tilix is a great alternative to iTerm2.

    Is the best linux termimal once there is no iterrm2 for linux..

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