||02-04-2010 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by elainelaw
We use Netterm as terminal emulator on windows , it works fine , is there any terminal emulator have the similar function that can be run on Linux ? thanks
Elaine, you have already received lots of suggestions on terminal emulators you can use with either a graphical windows manager (e.g., fluxbox and openbox to mention the better known) or a desktop environment (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Xfce to mention the most popular). Yet, no one has stated the obvious: There is a big difference between a terminal emulator under windows and a terminal emulator under a POSIX-like operating system.
NetTerm is, before anything else, a modem dialer with integrated terminal emulator, you know, the kind one used to connect to BBSs (if you are old enough to know the term, older to have used them). As such, it supports streaming file transfer protocols such as X-MODEM, Y-MODEM, Z-MODEM and a couple more I don't recall off-hand. It even works as an emulator for batch-mode terminals such as the IBM tn3270. As time passed (the first time I used NetTerm was with MS Windows 3.1.1 and Trumpet Winsock to connect to our central UNIX server of the day; Microsoft had not deemed TCP/IP important enough to support it in its offering back then) NetTerm grew organically slapping in more and more features until it became a kitchen sink.
OTH, in POSIXy operating systems, a terminal emulator is simply that. All extra functionality is provided by other programs, following the UNIX philosophy of "do one thing and do it well". That includes the command line, provided by a shell program (in GNU/Linux it is bash except in the oddest of circumstances).
Thus your question is too vague to receive a useful answer. Try restating it in terms such as "In Windows we use NetTerm to connect to an IBM terminal, use SSH to connect to remote server, etc. How can I do the same in GNU/Linux?" I'm sure someone will beat me up to give you a good answer to your questions.