Visual Display Terminals Sun, Aug 13, 2006

I live in terminal windows. All day, every day. Luckily for me OS X comes with a built in terminal program that is actually quite excellent. The only problem in my book is the lack of tabs. The older I get the less tolerance I have for a cluttered desktop. Enter iTerm. It has it all - tabs, transparency (if you’re into that type of thing), pretty colors. Makes rxvt look like a 5.25” floppy drive. What’s better than a great Terminal? A great font in a great terminal. It’s a never ending quest however. Right now I’m stuck on Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. I can’t remember where I found it, but I’m pretty sure it’s one of the free fonts packaged with some (all?) of the Linux distributions. Nice fixed width font. Now that I think about it - maybe it’s time for a change.

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