Console is an open source, tabbed CMD alternative for Windows
Console is an open source project that adds both functionality and eye candy to the Windows command prompt. The tabbed interface helps keep taskbar clutter to a minimum, and you can customize display colors, choose from a dozen different cursor styles, and set transparency levels for both active and non-active windows. You can also set your Console window's z-order to pin it to the desktop top or force in on top of or behind other windows.
To simplify your command prompt chores, Console also supports a number of command hotkeys and mouse actions. I also like the simplicity of copy on select - after all, I probably wouldn't be highlighting text if I didn't want it on the clipboard. Those of you who prefer utilizing an alternate shell, Console can be configured to handle that as well.
Console is portable, free, and runs on all Windows versions 2000 and newer.