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xterm is described as 'The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to xterm for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xterm are Terminator, Hyper, Windows Terminal and Termux.

xterm 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 xterm.
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The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible...

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

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  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.

    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
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  3. 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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  4. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

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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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    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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  7. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.

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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.

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  9. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

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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.

    Konsole supports multiple tabs per windows.
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