When comparing Windows Terminal vs Extraterm, the Slant community recommends Windows Terminal for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Windows Terminal is ranked 14th while Extraterm is ranked 26th. 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 Microsoft is nailing on its features
Pro Open Source under the MIT License
Pro Official Microsoft product
Pro Multiple shell support
Pro Supports tab, splits and panes
You can set up your own layout with multiple splits and tabs.
Pro Shell integration
The shell integration makes it possible to group in command output in "frames" which show success/failure.
Pro Image support
You can view images and other data types like audio directly in the terminal.
Pro Keyboard based text selection
It is possible to go into a cursor mode where you can select text just like in a text editor. It even supports multiple cursors.
Pro Global shortcuts
You can configure global shortcuts to open the terminal.
Pro Keyboard friendly "Command Palette"
Just like Sublime, Atom and VSCode you can easily search and find commands from the drop down Command Palette.
Pro Cross platform
Con Unstable and buggy
Sometimes freezes and/or crashes.