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Hyper vs iTerm2: What are the differences?
Developers describe Hyper as "On-Demand Container, Per-Second Billing". Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. What makes it different from AWS (Amazon Web Services) is that you don't start servers, but start docker images directly from Docker Hub or other registries. On the other hand, iTerm2 is detailed as "macOS Terminal Replacement". A replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.12 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.
Hyper belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while iTerm2 can be primarily classified under "Terminal Emulators".
Some of the features offered by Hyper are:
- Hyper is able to launch instances in sub-second. Also, Hyper requires the minimal resource footprint: ~12MB mem
- Hyper is immune from the "shared kernel" problem in container
- Hyper is hypervisor agnostic
On the other hand, iTerm2 provides the following key features:
- Split Panes
- Hotkey Window
iTerm2 is an open source tool with 8.82K GitHub stars and 887 GitHub forks. Here's a link to iTerm2's open source repository on GitHub.
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