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Alternatives to Windows Terminal

PowerShell, ConEmu, Putty, Hyper, and iTerm2 are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Windows Terminal.
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What is Windows Terminal and what are its top alternatives?

A new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community.
Windows Terminal is a tool in the Terminal Emulators category of a tech stack.
Windows Terminal is an open source tool with 78.6K GitHub stars and 7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Windows Terminal's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Windows Terminal

  • PowerShell

    PowerShell

    A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes. ...

  • ConEmu

    ConEmu

    It aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash). ...

  • Putty

    Putty

    It is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers. ...

  • Hyper

    Hyper

    Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries. ...

  • iTerm2

    iTerm2

    A replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.12 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted. ...

  • Hyper Terminal

    Hyper Terminal

    The goal of the project is to create a beautiful and extensible experience for command-line interface users, built on open web standards. Focus will be primarily around speed and stability. ...

  • Cmder

    Cmder

    It is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout. ...

  • Alacritty

    Alacritty

    It is the fastest terminal emulator in existence. Using the GPU for rendering enables optimizations that simply aren't possible without it. It currently supports macOS, Linux, BSD, and Windows. ...

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