Is it Terminal?


The long awaited Microsoft Windows “Terminal” appeared in preview at the weekend. Downloadable from the Microsoft store it requires Windows 10 18362.0 or higher – so before I can actually play around – its upgrade time for one of my workstations to get up to the latest release. Hopefully that won’t prove “Terminal”.

In Microsoft’s own words

“We are beyond excited to announce Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal is a new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful, and productive terminal application for users of command-line tools and shells like Command Prompt, PowerShell, and WSL.”

As a long time user of Terminal emulation from Kermit over serial cables and phone lines to bespoke application specific emulators and general purpose multiplatform tools like Putty  РI look forward to getting a tool that combines some of these features in one place Рand that it will be part of the OS going forward. Will be interesting to see well the integration between the various elements goes and given that the built in Terminal app that came with Windows previously was limited (I am being generous I know) Рthis app has a lot of ground to make up.