List of terminal emulators

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This is a list of notable terminal emulators. Most used terminal emulators on Linux and Unix-like systems are GNOME Terminal on GNOME and GTK-based environments, Konsole on KDE, and xfce4-terminal on Xfce as well as xterm.

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Name Type Connectivity User Interface Operating System Description
AbsoluteTelnet Character Telnet, SSH 1 and 2, TAPI Dialup and direct COM port Windows AbsoluteTelnet is a commercial software terminal client for Windows
Alacritty Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based, Windows Lightweight, GPU accelerated X11 terminal emulator
AlphaCom Character Telnet, SSH, and RS-232/modem Windows
CBterm/C64 Character Serial port Commodore 64
ConEmu Character Local Windows Local terminal window that can host console application either for WinAPI or Unix PTY
GNOME Terminal Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based Default terminal for GNOME with native Wayland support
guake Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based Drop-down terminal for GNOME
HyperACCESS Character Serial port Windows
HyperTerminal Character Serial port Windows XP or earlier
IBM Personal Communications Block tn3270, tn5250 Windows 3270 emulator, 5250 emulator
iTerm2 Character Local macOS Open-source terminal specifically for macOS
C-Kermit Character Serial port Windows, IBM OS/2 Formerly Kermit 95,[1] successor of the Columbia.edu Kermit Project
kitty Character Local X11, Wayland, Quartz Unix-based, macOS GPU accelerated, with tabs, tiling, image viewing, interactive unicode character input
konsole Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based Default terminal for KDE. GPU accelerated, with tabs, tiling, image viewing
Linux console Character Local CLI Linux Implements a subset of the VT102 and ECMA-48/ISO 6429/ANSI X3.64 escape sequences
MacTerminal Character Serial port Classic Mac OS
MacWise Character Serial port Classic Mac OS, macOS
mintty Character Local Windows Used for Cygwin, MSYS2, as well as the Windows port of Git
NComm Character Serial port Amiga
PuTTY Character Serial port, Telnet, rlogin, SSH, and raw socket connection Windows, macOS, ReactOS, Linux PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and file transfer application.
Qmodem Pro Character Serial port Windows Terminal emulator for MS-DOS and WIndows 95 (discontinued since 1997)
Red Ryder Character Serial port Classic Mac OS Terminal emulator for Macintosh (discontinued since 1989)
RUMBA Character, block Serial port, Telnet, SSH, tn3270, tn5250, SNA Windows Rumba and allows users to connect to legacy systems (typically a mainframe)
rxvt Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based Rxvt is a terminal emulator for the X Window System, and in the form of a Cygwin port, for Windows
SecureCRT Character Telnet, SSH macOS, Windows SecureCRT is a commercial terminal emulator for Linux, macOS and Windows
SyncTERM Character raw TCP socket, rlogin, SSH, Serial port, Telnet CLI (curses), SDL, X11 Linux, macOS, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Windows Terminal program for Windows, Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD
Telix Character Serial port MS-DOS Terminal emulator for MS-DOS (discontinued since 1997)
Tera Term Character Serial port, Telnet, and SSH 1 & 2 Windows Tera Term is an open-source, free, software terminal emulator for Windows
Terminal Character Local macOS This is the default terminal application on macOS
Terminate Character Serial port MS-DOS Terminal emulator for MS-DOS (discontinued since 1992)
Terminator Character X11, Wayland Unix-based Written in Java with many novel or experimental features
Termux Character Local Android
Tilda Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based A GTK drop-down terminal
Tilix Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based GTK3 tiling terminal emulator
TN3270 Plus Block and character tn3270, tn5250,Telnet Windows TN3270-Plus is a terminal emulator Windows
Warp Character Local macOS terminal with modern IDE, AI assistance, and collaborative command sharing
Windows Console Character Local Windows Windows command line terminal
Windows Terminal Character Local Windows Default terminal on Windows
x3270 Block tn3270 Multi-platform x3270 is an open-source terminal emulator available for macOS, Linux and Windows
xfce4-terminal Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based Default terminal for Xfce with drop-down support
xterm Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based xterm is the standard terminal for X11; default terminal when X11.app starts on macOS
Yakuake Character Local X11, Wayland Unix-based (Yet Another Kuake) a drop-down terminal for KDE
ZOC Character Serial port, Telnet, SSH, ISDN, TAPI, Rlogin Windows, IBM OS/2, macOS ZOC is a commercial terminal emulator for Windows, macOS and OS/S
ZTerm Character Serial line macOS, Classic Mac OS ZTerm s a shareware serial terminal emulator for macOS

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