'cool-old-term': This retro styled Terminal Emulator could be the coolest we've seen yet!


cool-old-term for ubuntu

We've seen Terminal Emulators of all sizes and shapes for Linux, but nothing like this yet. 'cool-old-term' is one gorgeous looking Terminal emulator. 

How to install cool-old-term Terminal Emulator in Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17?


  • Developed by Swordfish's Labs,  cool-old-term is a terminal emulator which tries to mimic the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.
  • Uses the Konsole engine which guarantees a trouble-free experience. Here's what you need to do install and use cool-old-term in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Copy-paste the following command into Terminal.
sudo apt-get install git build-essential qmlscene qt5-qmake qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev qtdeclarative5-controls-plugin qtdeclarative5-qtquick2-plugin libqt5qml-graphicaleffects qtdeclarative5-dialogs-plugin qtdeclarative5-localstorage-plugin qtdeclarative5-window-plugin
  • All the important dependencies are now installed. Compile and install 'cool-old-term' in Ubuntu 14.04 by using the following commands. 
git clone https://github.com/Swordifish90/cool-old-term.git
cd cool-old-term
cd konsole-qml-plugin
qmake && make && make install
cd ..
./cool-old-term
  • Execute the commands one by one. The final command will launch the cool-old-term for you. Here's a few more screenshots. Let us know how well it worked for you.
cool-old-term retro style terminal

cool-old-term retro style terminal for Ubuntu 14.04

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