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View Poll Results: What is your favorite terminal emulator?
xterm 11 35.48%
rxvt 1 3.23%
aterm 4 12.90%
eterm 0 0%
dtterm 0 0%
Gnome Terminal 1 3.23%
KDE Konsole 7 22.58%
Other 7 22.58%
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What is your favorite terminal emulator - and why?
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I chose xterm, why? because it does what it's supposed to do..
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I wish xterm would support tab, right now, Im still using gnome-terminal
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xterm.

Because.. I like it?
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I voted for xterm, although being a KDE user, I've been brainwashed into liking Konsole as well.
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I voted other. I need UTF-8 Asian language support, so I either use mlterm or rxvt-unicode (urxvt).
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In that order: urxvt / urxvt -pe tabbed / xterm / mrxvt / terminator
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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.

http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/

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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Konsole, because it supports tabs, allows you to control multiple sessions from one (broadcast commands to all other tabs simultaneously), supports profiles and bookmakrs so I can open the same set of tabs everytime, but with different sets depending on which servers I want to connect to, integrates with KDE, can be set to have an unlimited scrollback buffer, and all around just works. And now, with the KDE4 version, supports splitting a single tab view to show multiple terms at once.
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That looks a lot like BSD window(1), for a person who loves using base utilities.. why use a port Oko?



Have fun.. oh, and as a bonus.. it supports overlapping windows, take that tiled managers!
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I'd vote None if I could, lol.


I don't really have a favorite terminal emulator, in fact I used to collect them once upon a time. If I didn't have any special needs, I would use xterm for the same reasons as everyone else; it's always there if X is.


I have two "special needs", a terminal that supports some usable form of transparency and an 'endurance' font! I prefer support for UTF-8, but the only non-ascii symbols I need to display are: £, €, ä, ö, ü, and ß - so it's not a big problem. I use my term for almost everything text related, including writing code in vim. So it is set to a large size (20, 22, or 24px) of the Terminus font, usually in the dimensions of 25~35 lines by 80~90 columns depending on what I'm doing. I also prefer a terminal emulator with tabs, I don't like small fonts, overlapping windows, or terminal multiplexers. Currently I've found x11/Terminal and Console to work best for me.


But I tend to change my default terminal emulator periodically, just like web browsers lol. If my term didn't support some form of transparency, I would *never* see my wall paper, and that would default the point of running the X Windows System on my laptop.
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That looks a lot like BSD window(1), for a person who loves using base utilities.. why use a port Oko?
You got me on this one Thanks for the info!!!
I love using things from the base. You posted a very useful information.

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My favorite is x11/Terminal -- tabs, easy copy/paste (with configurable shortcuts), and easy to change colors, font, background, transparency, etc.

I actually run it on icewm (not xfce).
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The only bad thing about Terminal, the default setting for $TERM is "xterm", in some programs you might want to set this to something more colourful. Terminal supports at least 80 colours I think, and it can do 16 with ease.


Me, I like vim/mutt with the default 8 colours hehe.
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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.

http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/

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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That looks a lot like BSD window(1), for a person who loves using base utilities.. why use a port Oko?

Have fun.. oh, and as a bonus.. it supports overlapping windows, take that tiled managers!
Are these akin to GNU Screen?

Does BSD Window run in console as Screen and dvtm do? The man page seems to indicate so, but I want to make sure.
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Are these akin to GNU Screen?
They may share some features, but many people use GNU screen for it's "detaching" features.. i.e: useful for multiplexing a single terminal among several users.

But I prefer either misc/tmux or misc/dtach for that.

BSD window and "dvtm" are simply console window managers..
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Does BSD Window run in console as Screen and dvtm do? The man page seems to indicate so, but I want to make sure.
Does it run in console? of coarse it does.. it's part of base, not Xorg.

Why didn't you just test it out? switch into another virtual console while X is running.. type "window".
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Why didn't you just test it out? switch into another virtual console while X is running.. type "window".
I just wanted to tell him the same. After your initial message about Window that was the first thing that I did. The second thing, I did, was to remove dvtm from all my computers

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They may share some features, but many people use GNU screen for it's "detaching" features.. i.e: useful for multiplexing a single terminal among several users.

But I prefer either misc/tmux or misc/dtach for that.

BSD window and "dvtm" are simply console window managers..
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Does it run in console? of coarse it does.. it's part of base, not Xorg.

Why didn't you just test it out? switch into another virtual console while X is running.. type "window".
The reason I didn't test it out is that I'm not running BSD right now. I'm on Slackware. I don't have NetBSD fully running right now (I did check their site and it is a part of their base, too). I got my current desktop right at the start of the semester, and I got it installed but that is it. I have Slackware up and running and during the middle of the semester, I lack the time and courage to tinker with the system that has all my homework and configured software. In the past, I gather all these ideas during the semester and then test them out during the breaks. With the laptop coming, I'm planning on making that exclusively NetBSD - so I'll have a more-or-less dedicated system to that so I can try all this out.
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rxvt-unicode because of unicode.
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I happen to like Terminal. It does what I need, more light-weight and doesnt need ton of dependiencies like gnome-terminal
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