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Windows Terminal Alternatives

Windows Terminal is described as 'new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Terminal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is ConEmu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Terminal are cmder, OpenSSH, MobaXterm and Tabby Terminal.

Windows Terminal 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 Windows Terminal.
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  • Windows

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  1. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.

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  2. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .

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    OpenSSH

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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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    ourweakness

    OpenSSH is a protocol implementation, Windows Terminal is a terminal emulator that handles SSH connections. Not the same.

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    benhampson

    OpenSSH is not a terminal application, so it's not comparable to Windows Terminal.

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  4. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

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

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    Bobby_Reggine

    Just a more resource-hungry version of Windows Terminal. Also Function > Looks.

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  6. 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.

    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
  7. 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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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7
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    Termux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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  10. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

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