TermKit is a re-imagined next generation Terminal and a set of unix tools that try to bridge the gap between CLI and GUI. The app can display and manipulate any kind of content a modern HTML5 browser can handle. Fancy previews, transitions, animations and a powerful Node.js based backend brings the magic back to the terminal.
If you want to try out TermKit, you need to setup Node.js and Node-Mime yourself.
You can find a ready to install package at https://sites.google.com/site/nodejsmacosx/.
Just download and install it.
Open a (Standard) Terminal and run:npm install mime
Download TermKit from GITgit clone https://github.com/unconed/TermKit.git --recursive
Run the NodeKit daemoncd TermKit/Node; node nodekit.js
Open a Finder, go to the TermKit/build directory, extract the TermKit.zip and run TermKit.app
If you close the Terminal running NodeKit, TermKit will no longer work.
The application is currently in a very early alpha stage and its by no means a full Terminal replacement but its a interesting project which you should keep an eye on.
It currently works only on Mac OS X, but it should be easy to port it to Linux or any other Unix system.