View Full Version : What word is more correct?

June 9th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Terminal or Console?

June 9th, 2006, 05:31 PM

June 9th, 2006, 05:45 PM
gonsole :p.

both are correct. pick which one sounds best to you.

June 9th, 2006, 05:52 PM

Konsole is the console/terminal used in KDE...



1An I/O device for a computer that usually has a keyboard for input and a video screen or printer for output. See ASCII terminal.

2An input device, such as a scanner, video camera or punch card reader.

3An output device in a network, such as a monitor, printer or card punch.

4A connector used to attach a wire.



1The physical control panel on a computer or electronic device.

2A terminal or desktop computer used to monitor and control a network. Sometimes refers to just the software.

3Any display terminal.


Looks fairly similar to me. I prefer terminal, though.

June 9th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Konsole is the console/terminal used in KDE...
he was joking, i believe. fuscia has a dry sense of humour :p

June 9th, 2006, 06:19 PM

Stormy Eyes
June 9th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Terminal or Console?

Since the program is technically called a "terminal emulator", I'd suggest using "terminal". The two terms date back to the Elder Days, when only root had direct physical access to the computer, and mere mortals used the computer through dumb terminals.

June 9th, 2006, 08:51 PM
I got so used to OS X and Gnome that I always use the term terminal.

Konsole is a cheezy way to work in the "K". Enough already.

I believe the KDE team realized right way that kerminal just would not sound right.

Stormy Eyes
June 9th, 2006, 08:52 PM
I believe the KDE team realized right way that kerminal just would not sound right.

I guess KTerm (a play on XTerm) was out, eh?

June 9th, 2006, 09:16 PM
For some reason I use terminal when I talk about terminal emulator apps like gnome-terminal or xterm, and console when I'm talking about VT's. I have no idea why, but it just feels right ;)

June 9th, 2006, 09:24 PM
Command Prompt :lol:

Naw, I use the term "terminal"....

weekend warrior
June 9th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Well for those who only like GUI I guess they would call it simply CLIminal. :evil:

heh... :p ;)

June 9th, 2006, 11:24 PM
Its CLI, command line interface. Nothing more. Terminals are (or rather were) thin clients to servers and mainframes and consoles are again a form of terminal interface to larger server/mainframe systems. Both are now obsolete in most computer enviroments and so widely misused, no offence :), that neither is really better.

Personaly I call it the prompt

June 9th, 2006, 11:34 PM
I'd use the word terminal.

June 10th, 2006, 12:24 AM
terminal or shell

June 10th, 2006, 02:16 AM
he was joking, i believe. fuscia has a dry sense of humour :p

indeed. i can no longer stop myself.

June 10th, 2006, 02:24 AM
I use the term "terminal". Console, at least for me, reminds me of games (hand held consoles).

I use CLI only when I use GUI in the same sentence. :D