xterm Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to xterm for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Terminator, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to xterm and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to xterm are Hyper (Free, Open Source), Alacritty (Free, Open Source), GNOME Terminal (Free, Open Source) and Tabby (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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.[
    5. Tabby is an Electron-based terminal app that works across Windows, Mac and Linux while also supporting Windows shells including Powerfull and git-bash on Windows.
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    6. Konsole is a terminal to run a command shell. It provides a command line interface for directly controlling your computer.
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    7. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    8. Tilix is a tiling terminal emulator which uses the VTE GTK+ 3 widget with the following features: - Layout terminals in any fashion by splitting them horizontally or vertically. - Terminals can be re-arranged using drag and drop both within and between windows.
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    9. Cool Retro Term (CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.
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    10. Terminal is a modern terminal emulator for the Unix/Linux desktop - primarily for the Xfce desktop environment.
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