Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you work on Linux you’ll know that the command line is the way to go (in some cases at least). If you are in GUI mode than you can access the command line via the Terminal. Here are some applications/utilities that will transform your command line experience.
Tilda and Guake
If you’ve ever played Quake you’ll know how we could bring down the console in the game and then type in the command. Bringing such functionalities to the Linux Terminal are Tilda and Guake. Both these applications perform similar functions viz allow you to show/hide a terminal windows with a hotkey. Guake is still in the early stages of development, Tilda offers somewhat more functions as compared to Guake.
Both Guake and Tilda allows you to customize the background of the window (with images or colors), create transparent backgrounds, manage the scroll history, manage colors. Tilda however offers some more options like custom width and height, custom animations, custom themes etc.