When I was about to write a post about Linux–FreeBSD virtual consoles and their difference from virtual terminals, an anomaly surfaced.
The question Computer terminal and virtual console asked namely this thing; note the second Wikipedia quote. But it was dumped into What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'? that considers such thing as:
and nothing about virtual consoles, that is a special concept deserving some attention.
IMHO closing users were misled by confusing (and largely off-topical) answers to the former question, and made a wrong decision to close as duplicate. Could anybody help with reopening? If it’s impractical, then Ī̲ could leave my post under “What is the exact…”, but the thread is already overcomplicated.
Now posted at