I’ve previously blogged about using rxvt as an enhancement to the default Cygwin bash console. I’ve also found a couple of other alternatives.
Ponderosa is a free (Apache licensed), tab capable console/terminal emulator. It’s similar in capabilities to PuttyCyg, but has the advantages of featuring tab for keeping multiple sessions in one Window, and also has a plugin capability for adding additional capatilities to Ponderosa.
I’d recommend Ponderosa for Cygwin users who aren’t Unix veterans. But PuttyCyg is a close second, particularly for people who are already fans of Putty.
For now, I think I’m sticking with rxvt, but the tab capability of Ponderosa is *really* interesting to me.