GNOME recently released its advanced version of its local terminal Windows it also comes with many of the features like tags, SFTP, Quick connector etc and the main features like.

  • * Fast search-based interface for new connections
  • * Also display and search of local (Avahi) SSH servers
  • * Tabbed display with automatic session saving (Firefox style)
  • * Status bar with information like latency to server and output of remote uptime
  • * Close integration with OpenSSH features like connection sharing (near-instant new tabs)
  • * NetworkManager integration to easily reconnect after a network change, great for laptops

Installing HotSSH

Before you start the installation make sure you have already install the following packs.

  • Python >= 2.4
  • OpenSSH
  • GTK+ 2.10

Installing can be done via the tar or rpms. Download the source from (make sure you have ssh as root user)

Once installed you will see the Hotssh tool on your desktop application. If you are lazy you can also download and install the tool from rpm. HotSSH rpm for various distributions are available at :

Screen-caps :


Multiple Tabs:



HotSSH Homepage :