Posted Jun 4, 2004 20:36 UTC (Fri) by ranger
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
While xterm may use about 8 times less memory than konsole (with 6 tabs open at present), each new terminal requires another 2MB, whereas a new tab in konsole doesn't.
So, if you're in the position where you are already using screen and need multiple terminals, xterm doesn't have so many advantages.
BTW, konsole has profiles too - but I think they cover more aspects than gnome-terminal's does (which application to start - ie bash vs mc vs su - bash etc), and you can assign a default schema to a profile - and the profiles may be accessed easily from the session menu.
Finally, konsole has some features I haven't seen in other terminal emulators, like intelligent drag-and-drop. Yes, I said drag-and-drop. Like if you have a file manager window open, you can drag a directory to konsole and you are given a menu to either cd, ln, cp or mv the directory.
Different people want different things from terminal emulaters, but if you're already using the best unix desktop, konsole would be the better choice for many ;-).
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