When comparing Xshell 6 vs Windows Terminal, the Slant community recommends Xshell 6 for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Xshell 6 is ranked 10th while Windows Terminal is ranked 13th.
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Pro Connections management
Pro Has tabs
Pro Local shell interface to control Xshell
Pro Great option for enterprises
Xshell 6 caters to enterprises with features such as multi-tab UI, dynamic port forwarding, scripting support, support for ASCII as well as non-ASCII characters, etc.
Pro Compose bar to send a string to multiple servers at once
Pro Can use any system font
Pro Tunneling bar
Channel monitoring and dynamic port forwarding.
Pro User defined key map support
Pro Task automation with VB script
Pro Easy and well documented JSON settings
Pro Microsoft is nailing on its features
Pro Open Source under the MIT License
Pro Multiple shell support
Pro Official Microsoft product
Con Not free
The subscription costs $89 per year.
Con No stable portable version
Any portable version present is wrapper. It moves files from portable folder to appdata and backward, which often cause dataloss
Con Unstable and buggy
Sometimes freezes and/or crashes.