Ubuntu – Term, Xterm or Uxterm

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I'm an average home user, but still sometimes use terminal for simple tasks. When I type "terminal" in unity, it offers me three choices – but what`s the difference? I hate always choosing randomly and thinking about what I did.

Best Answer

Terminal is, in Ubuntu default software, the gnome-terminal. XTerm is... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xterm. UXTerm is XTerm with support to Unicode characters. The main difference between XTerm and Terminal is that the gnome-terminal has more features, while XTerm is minimalistic (though it has features that are't in gnome-terminal, but they are more advanced).

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