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KiTTY Alternatives for Linux

KiTTY is not available for Linux but there are plenty of 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 50 alternatives to KiTTY and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to KiTTY are Tabby Terminal, OpenSSH, PowerShell and Hyper.

KiTTY 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 KiTTY.
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  1. PuTTY icon

    PuTTY

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS
    101 alternatives to PuTTY 

    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 KiTTY.
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    The original tried and trusted.

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    jens82

    The differences are minor. Both are great tools.

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  2. Tabby Terminal icon

    Tabby Terminal

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    83 alternatives to Tabby Terminal 

    Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

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    1.  Command line interfaceTabby Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  PortableTabby Terminal can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku
    59 alternatives to OpenSSH 

    OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.

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  4. PowerShell icon

    PowerShell

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    57 alternatives to PowerShell 

    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.

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    1.  Support for scriptingPowerShell supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Hyper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    80 alternatives to Hyper 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHyper can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Command line interfaceHyper either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Hyper.
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    Kitty terminal

    • Mac
    • Linux
    70 alternatives to Kitty terminal 

    Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator. It offloads rendering to the GPU and uses OpenGL for fast, cross-platform performance with built-in tiling layouts as well as graphic, unicode...

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    1.  Command line interfaceKitty terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightKitty terminal consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Guake terminal

    • Linux
    • BSD
    31 alternatives to Guake terminal 

    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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    Tilix

    58 alternatives to Tilix 

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

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    Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to Muon SSH/SFTP client (formerly Snowflake) 

    Graphical SFTP client and terminal emulator with helpful utilities.

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    WezTerm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to WezTerm 

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

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