Console is an open source piece of software that is far superior to the Windows terminal. One of the key improvements in Console is that is allows Tabs. I hate having to open up a number of command prompt windows when I have to execute different commands from different locations. Console is fully customizable. While providing functionality to change standard things like the font, background color, mouse behavior, it also has cool features like transparency.
I love to make use of both Windows and Linux functionality. I have cygwin installed on my machine, that brings most of the commands found in the Linux world like grep, find, make etc to the Windows world. However, cygwin doesn't have a decent terminal window. Console can be configured to execute cygwin. Its easy as going to Edit->Setting->Console and setting the shell to