Microsoft Windows is getting a new terminal
7 months ago 170 Gavin

Microsoft's New Windows Terminal

After years of Windows users using the main terminals Powershell and Command Prompt, Microsoft has Officially announced their new terminal.

This was announced on the 6th of May at its Build Developers Conference.

The new "Windows-terminal" is set to launch mid-June and Microsoft has promised that it'll be a huge update to the existing terminals. 

Yes, it does seem like the terminal will become the default environment for Powershell, and Command Prompt and Windows subsystem for Linux users going forward.


The new terminal will feature faster GPU-accelerated text rending and “emoji-rich” fonts, because everything these days needs to support emojis, and those will for sure help lighten up the command-line user experience.

Most importantly, the Windows Terminal will also have support for shortcuts, tabs, tear away windows and themes, along with added extensions.

Along with that, it will also support Unicode.

With this new Terminal app, users will be able to open any number of tabs, each connected to a command-line shell or app of their choice,

e.g. Command Prompt, PowerShell, Ubuntu on WSL, a Raspberry Pi via SSH, etc.

When can I get the new terminal?

The new command line app will be delivered via Microsoft Store and will be updated regularly with new features and latest improvements. 

The Windows maker is planning to make the new Windows Terminal app available in mid-June.

The rollout will begin for early adopters and testers through the Microsoft Store in summer and Windows Terminal 1.0 will be launched in winter this year.

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7 months ago
sorry but i'm not a fan