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The prompt variable $PS1 was probably not set, so the built-in default \s-\v\$ is used. When bash starts up interactively, it sources a configuration file, usually either ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile, presuming they exist, and this is how a fancier prompt is set. From man bash: INVOCATION [...] When bash is invoked as an interactive login ...


Multixterm There's a tool called multixterm. It uses xterm terminals. You can invoke it like so: $ multixterm And once up you'll be presented with a GUI. ...

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