Most questions tagged with actually refer to , the famous Linux feature. But some of them, such as this one, assume such GUI terminal emulators as gnome-terminal and xterm.

First, shouldn't the tag be deprecated?
Second, where is the correct tag for programs like gnome-terminal and xterm?

Update: by the way, question tagged (virtual-console) have significant admixture (if not say pollution) of xterm-like stuff. It appears that many users have no idea that virtual console is a thing completely different from terminal emulators.

  • Id' make virtual-console a synonym of virtual-terminal.
    – terdon
    Sep 7, 2015 at 14:53
  • @terdon: Virtual console is a term unambiguously referring to virtual consoles. Virtual terminal may refer to VC as well (in the context of console-tools), but can be used for whatever that resembles a tty. Why should an unambiguous term redirect to an ambiguous phrase? Sep 8, 2015 at 18:38


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