MATE Terminal Alternatives

    MATE Terminal is described as 'terminal emulator for the MATE desktop environment. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop' and is a Terminal Emulator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MATE Terminal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is PowerShell, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MATE Terminal are Terminator (Free, Open Source), Hyper (Free, Open Source), iTerm2 (Free, Open Source) and Alacritty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2021

    1. VTE based, highly customizable terminal emulator. Features: tabs, tabbar autohide, right click to switch encoding, supports almost all VTE features, build-time configuration
    2. QT-based multitab terminal emulator.

    3. FireCMD command shell has features like recursive aliases, command substitution using files, HTML and CSS support, which makes it a next generation command shell. It also remembers command history and last working directory for next session.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      svte is a terminal that is flexible and has a small codebase. Its aim is to be lightweight and fast, while providing nice integration with a modern Linux environment. svte is yet another minimal GTK incarnation of VTE. svte is an alternative to Sakura, Lilyterm, etc.


      Last commit from 2013-11-04, see

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    4. Based on rxvt. Tabbed interface. Very lightweight. Few dependencies. Only drawback is poor unicode support (theres an SVN branch with working but slightly buggy support)


      Latest release Sep. 9, 2008

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    5. FbTerm is a fast terminal emulator for linux with frame buffer device or VESA video card.
    6. Terra is a GTK+3.0 based terminal emulator with useful user interface, it also supports multiple terminals with splitting screen horizontally or vertically.
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