Is minicom the only alternative? I require to be able to modem in to some old applications that are generally accessed by ProComm working on Windows, yet I would love to do this from a Linux box.
Minicom is possibly the most effective alternative, yet you additionally can make use of GNU screen for making serial connections.
minicom is the most effective alternative, yes. kermit could additionally benefit you. If you're on an older unix box, you could seek cu. @Zoredache mentions that screen will certainly additionally do the trick, given that serial ports are ttys.