mrxvt is a multi-tabbed terminal emulator that does not depend on various toolkits in Gnome or KDE. And even though the download page of the materm wiki says "Cygwin - currently not available" ... You can get mrxvt up and running under Cygwin as follows:
UPDATED: a more recent version of Cygwin/X breaks the procedure below, for a more up to date procedure go here This post remains here mainly for the comments below.
2) In a cygwin bash shell do the following:
$ cd c:/
$ tar -zxf mrxvt-0.4.2.tgz
$ cd mrxvt-0.4.2
$ ./configure --enable-everything --disable-debug
$ make install
$ mrxvt -fn fixed -fg green -bg black -g 150x45 -ls &
NOTE: Many other packages are required to be installed under cygwin for this procedure above to get mrxvt up and running ... here are a few off the top of my head:
1) Cygwin base install
6) the entire X11 category of packages (or at least xorg-x11-devel)
7) all of the cygwin rxvt packages
By the way, try switching between tabs by using either SHIFT RIGHT/LEFT ARROW (the KDE default) ... or CTRL PAGE-UP/DOWN (the Gnome terminal default)
UPDATE: if you get the following error when configuring the mxrvt package:
checking for X... noThen you will need to make sure you installed make and the xorg-x11-devel package from cygwin.
configure: error: Mrxvt requires the X Window System libraries and headers.
Hope that helps.
UPDATE: a more recent version of Cygwin/X breaks the procedure above, for a more up to date procedure go here. This post remains here mainly for the comments below.