When comparing Eterm vs LXTerminal, the Slant community recommends LXTerminal for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux terminal emulators?” LXTerminal is ranked 19th while Eterm is ranked 29th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Requires very little memory
Eterm requires only around 9 MB of RAM per terminal instance.
Pro Transparency support
Eterm has pseudo-transparency support. This allows the user to make windows look less imposing (particularly in Terminal emulators which can comprise large chunks of text).
LXTerm is the official terminal for the LXDE desktop environment, which is a very light DE in itself. So LXTerminal is a very good choice for lower-end systems.
Pro Lighhtweight and ticks most boxes.
Pro Multiple tabs support
LXTerminal supports working with multiple tabs and tab-based navigation.
Pro Built-in transparency
Pro Customize-able background/foreground colors
Pro Customizable keyboard shortcuts
Con Focuses too much on looking pretty
Eterm focuses a lot on being customizable and looking good, instead of focusing on features or power.
Con Not very customizable
LXTerminal, like XTerminal and UXTerminal, is not very customizable and extendable (at least not as much as other terminal emulators).