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5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

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  • AleVT
    AleVT is a teletext/videotext decoder and browser for the bttv driver (/dev/vbi) and X11. It features multiple windows, a page cache, regexp searching, built-in manual, and more.
  • dochttx
    dochttx is a simple, text-mode teletext browser.
  • eboxy
    eboxy is a small Linux application for building user interfaces for set-top boxes, suitable for use on a TV. It reads an XML file describing a simple GUI consisting of pages and widgets, and displays it on the screen.
  • FileBot
    FileBot is a tool for renaming your tv shows and anime, downloading subtitles from various sources or just simple file verification.
  • LPlay
    LPlay is part of Project Open Channel. It a player for displaying different media on display(s). This can mean, for example, running a program loop on TVs.
  • Mumudvb
    Mumudvb is a program that redistributes streams from DVB on a network using multicast or HTTP unicast. Its main feature is to multicast a whole DVB transponder by assigning each channel a different multicast Group.
  • myfilm
    myfilm is a script that grabs IFILM or youtube movies for local viewing. youtube movies will be converted to .mov if ffmpeg is available.
  • MythMiner
    MythMiner is a recommendation system for the MythTV PVR system. It uses current data mining/text mining methods of the RapidMiner data mining environment.
  • OSD-Teletext
    OSD-Teletext is a perl script that grabs pages from videotext/teletext (using alevt-cap) and transfroms them to RSS, a form of XML which can be read by knewsticker.
  • PyTVGrab
    PyTVGrab is an xmltv grabber collection which contains several grabbers written in python that share a common library.
  • pytvshows
    pytvshows downloads torrents for TV shows from RSS feeds provided by (previously
  • Record TV
    Record TV is a system of scripts for recording TV on your Linux desktop PC. It makes use of the cron and at commands to do the scheduling, and is flexible enough to work with lots of different UI styles.
  • TeleGNOME
    TeleGNOME is a program for the GNOME Networked Object Model Environment, to display teletext pages over the internet. As of this moment, the teletext feeds from various countries. It was originally developed to support the teletext from the Netherlands only, but it has grown in a program which supports multiple teletext feeds, called channels.
  • torrentocracy
    An RSS aggregator for MythTV which can pull bittorrents from an entry's RSS and automatically begin downloading it with the click of the TV remote control.
  • ttb teletekst browser
    ttb teletekst browser is a dedicated browser to view teletekst pages, the videotext system used in The Netherlands. ttb offers "clickable" pages (meaning that page numbers work like hyperlinks) and drag & drop to the desktop.
  • TTX
    TTX is the successor to the TTB Teletekst browser which broke due to some recent changes in the Teletekst website. TTB was in Python, but TTX is written in C.
  • ttxInsert
    ttxInsert provides teletext services via VBI insertion using an arbitrary nVidia graphics card. The project is currently limited to one active VBI line, but there are plans to extend this range.
  • tv grab dvb
    tv grab dvb decodes EPG (electronic program guide) TV listings from DVB (digital video broadcast) and outputs them in XMLTV format.
  • TV in a box
    TV in a box is a small windowmaker/dock applet that displays TV on your dock.
  • tv_grab_uk_pdr
    tv_grab_uk_pdr is a utility that grabs data from the RadioTimes Web site, converting it to XMLTV format for use with MythTV. It is fully configurable and much faster and more featureful than the similarly-named utility that comes with MythTV.
  • VideoteXt
    VideoteXt is a videotext/teletext-decoder for PCs running Linux/x86 (of course, it also runs with other Unices, but there are currently no drivers for videotext-cards on these systems). It consists of a device-driver, an interactice frontend using the X-Window-System and the XView-toolkit and a commandline-oriented frontend intended mainly for non-interactive usage.

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