When comparing z/Scope Terminal Emulator vs Windows Terminal, the Slant community recommends Windows Terminal for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Windows Terminal is ranked 11th while z/Scope Terminal Emulator is ranked 21st. The most important reason people chose Windows Terminal is:
Not a command prompt/processor (i.e. *shell*) but a host for such applications. - [ANSI / Virtual Terminal sequences](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code) - [24-bit Color](https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/24-bit-color-in-the-windows-console/) - [Pseudoconsole ("ConPTY")](https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-command-line-introducing-the-windows-pseudo-console-conpty/)
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Pro Supports tabs, making for easier navigation
z/Scope supports tabs and tab-based navigation.
Licenses are permanent. Price starts at $46. First year support is free. Continuing subscription, it's not mandatory to renew maintenance services.
Pro Host Access
It supports IBM TN3270E / TN3270 emulation, IBM TN5250E, UNIX VT100-420, SSH and secure FTP integration.
Pro Cross OS
Windows and Web-based editions.
Pro Easy and well documented JSON settings
Pro Open Source under the MIT License
Pro Official Microsoft product
Pro Multiple shell support
Pro Microsoft is nailing on its features
Con Not free
z/Scope is not free.
Con Unstable and buggy
Sometimes freezes and/or crashes.
Con Requires latest version of Windows 10
Con Configured via (mostly) documented json
Con Cannot have a mix of elevated and non elevated tabs
Con Doesn't have feature "Open Context Menu"
Poorly, this perfect terminal doesn't has this feature for Windows version.