When comparing Terminus vs ZOC Terminal, the Slant community recommends ZOC Terminal for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” ZOC Terminal is ranked 4th while Terminus is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose ZOC Terminal is:
ZOC has a modern design.
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Pro It looks just beautiful
Pro It's open source
This helps the community to move software forward and to make it even better.
Pro It comes with plugins
Pro Under active development
Hyper development has basically stalled out.
Pro Is cross-platform
Even the question was "...for Windows", it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms.
A lot of things can be easily configured, e.g. color theme, size, window frame behavior, tab location, cursor style, hotkeys, etc.
Pro Excellent interface
At start opens last session terminals. Also has terminal tabs.
Pro Integrated GitBash, Cmd, PowerShell, and WSL
Pro Integrates with git-bash with a simple toggle in the interface
Pro Modern look
ZOC has a modern design.
Zoc provides complete automation of the client using its macro scripting.
Pro An actual "Terminal Emulator"
It's an actual terminal emulator (in the sense that it emulates a terminal) and not just a local console window app.
Pro Flexibility in platform support
Originally developed for OS/2 (as Zap-O-Comm), Zoc is currently available for Windows and Macintosh.
Pro Can view and send to all sessions at once
Offers a thumbnail view of all session in thumbnails and type commands to all sessions at the same time.
Pro Supports serial and dial-up connections
In addition to telnet, ssh, and rlogin, ZOC supports direct serial connections, modem dialing, and named pipes.
Pro Tabbed sessions allows for easy navigation
Tabbed sessions mean that multiple items can be contained within a single window and can be easily navigated by the user.
Pro Hideable UI
Zoc allows for every UI component except the title bar to be hidden. All features are accessible through the context menu.
Pro Auto-Highlight feature
Feature to search for text bits in the data stream and highlight them with color/background.
Con Some functions still fail
It's huge. The amount of resources it consumes is not justifiable.
Con Slow with input lag
Sadly, Electron strikes again. The input lag is noticeable and annoying. Startup also takes like 2 seconds or more (On an i7 from 2016 with SSD).
Con Cannot remove the default profiles
For example, you installed Arch Linux for Windows Subsystem for Linux some time ago, but now you have deleted it and currently use Ubuntu on WSL. After that, if you decide to try this terminal emulator, you'll find Arch there without an option to remove the profiles already included in Terminus.
Con Easy to be confused with different brands of the same or similar name
Like Terminus (Russian production company), Terminus (font) or Termius (SSH client).
Con No multi window support
Can't split tabs into multiple windows.
Con Options creep
It has so many options that it's hard to find the one you need.
Con Not free
Zoc requires a commercial license in order to use it, implying that it's not free.