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Chapter 19. Using the Terminal > Terminal Alternatives

19.3. Terminal Alternatives

Apple's Terminal application is good at what it does, but it doesn't always satisfy Unix veterans as they first explore Mac OS X. After all, they come from operating systems where the command line represents the primary user interface, even if the GUI-like X Windows are available to supplement it. To them, the Terminal application can seem serviceable but weak, with not nearly the amount of flexibility they're used to.

Alternatives to the Terminal come in two classes: native Aqua applications that replace the Terminal and bypass Aqua entirely by running genuine xterm windows in X.


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