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Old 26th October 2008
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Xterm. Because it is part of X windows system and default OpenBSD installation. It has very small memory footprint and is extremely light on resources. It does the job. It is very easy to configure. It is already present on any Unix or Unix like system.

I do understand that some people have special needs for instance support for Asian
languages and xterm is not the best solution for them.

For people who keep citing tabs as an excuse to use memory hogs like gnome-terminal or kde-console I would suggest to look at dvtm.

Dvtm is console/terminal-emulator manager inspired by dwm (dynamic window manager) tiling manager for X windows system.
It is extremely light program which will allow you to lunch multiple xterm sessions
in the same xterm or even split a console to multiple consoles on the systems which do not run X. All of then is done in tilling fashion so you will have all of your xterms
before your eyes at any given moment.

The full power of dvtm is however in console. How many times did you wish you could have multiple console sessions on a headless server for instance. Now you can.

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