As a new Linux user, the first thing I was confronted with (after successfully installing a linux distro) was the question: "What the hell is the Terminal and where am I suppose to find it?". At that time, I was exploring Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal, so, the answer was a little more complex due to the hated Unity Desktop Environment, but now I am using Zorin OS and things are, in my opinion, much easier.
So, what is the Terminal in Linux and how or why to use it? I think that the information about Using Terminal in Ubuntu, given by Distrogeeks.com is more accurate that what I could ever hope to write.
How to open the Terminal in Zorin OS?
There are two ways:
1. Simultaneously press the combination of keys: Ctrl + Alt + 4
2. Follow the path with the cursor: Start - All Applications - Accessories - Terminal
Here is how it looks the Terminal in my Zorin OS desktop :)
|Default look of the Terminal in Zorin OS|