Sunday, September 1, 2013

How to find the Terminal in Zorin OS?

First of all, I must say that Zorin OS is a Linux distribution based on the popular Ubuntu, so, it works very similar like its "parent". When I have problems with Zorin OS I turn to the Ubuntu and Linux Mint community for suport and advices. (Linux Mint is a "cousin" of Zorin OS, very popular among Linux users.)

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 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 :)

Terminal in Zorin OS
Default look of the Terminal in Zorin OS


  1. Help me. My Terminal has disappeared from Accessories. I upgraded VitualBox from 4.3 to 5.0 now Terminal has gone. I am trying to run WinXP as a guest. It was OK under VBox 4.3 but I could not use a joystick, so I tried updating. Help, I am, a very new Zorin 9 user

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