- CMD.EXE is almost 32 times slower than gnome-terminal! (OMG...)
- Xterm which is probably the most widely used terminal, is also the slowest one
For the impatient here is the brief conclusion:
- If you want speed, use gnome-terminal or konsole.
- If you are low on memory, use wterm, rxvt, or Eterm.
- xterm is slow.