How to Install Cool Retro Terminal on Ubuntu


Install Cool retro term on linux

If you are bored with your flat Linux terminal then, try something new to change your terminal style in these quarantine days. Do you remember the time when there were CRT monitors everywhere and the terminal screen used to flicker? 

You don’t need to be old to have witnessed it. If you watch movies set in the early ’90s, you’ll see plenty of CRT monitors with green/B&W command prompt. It has a geeky aura which makes it cooler.

If you are tired of terminal appearance and you need something cool and ‘new’, cool-retro-term will give you a vintage terminal appearance to relive the past. You also can change its color, animation kind, and add some effect to it.

And If you love still with CRT, RED, or IBM old terminal then you can install Cool Retro Term in your System. The Cool Retro terminal looks like this picture as below given.

install cool retro terminal

So, This terminal pic looks like an old CRT Terminal of the 90s. If you want to install Cool Retro Term in your System, just follow these given tips and commands.

1. Installing with the snap store :
There are various ways to install the Cool Retro Term in Linux. One distro-agnostic way would be to use Snap. If your Linux distribution has Snap support enabled, you can use this command to install cool-retro-term:

  $ sudo snap install cool-retro-term --classic 

Ubuntu users can find it in the Software Center as well.

If you don’t want to use the Snap package, don’t worry. There are other ways to install it,just follow some commands

Install via PPA repository

There are PPAs available for easily installing cool-retro-term on Ubuntu-based distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS, Linux Lite etc.

For Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04and 20.04 LTS, Linux Mint 19 and higher, use this PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vantuz/cool-retro-term
sudo apt update
sudo apt install cool-retro-term
Installation for Arch Linux
Installing cool-retro-term in Arch-based Linux distributions such as Antergos and Manjaro, use the following command:
sudo pacman -S cool-retro-term

How To Setup the Cool Retro Term in your System :
Firstly, Open your Cool Retro Terminal and Just click on the terminal screen and you will see some setting options on your screen.

I hope you grave this Cool Retro Terminal tutorial and you can learn some more terminal tricks here. Enjoy the Old days Cool Retro Terminal in Linux :)
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