Originally Posted by roclin
I cannot play video. I want to download to copy some. Where is the "Terminal?" I'm almost ready to go back to XP. Why can't this be easier?
Hold down the CTRL KEY and the ALT key and thump the F1 throutgh F6 keys to go to one of those terminal sessions and do your thing, when finisded do CTRL ALT F7 to get back to the desktop.
From the desktop click on the icon that brings up the Menus and work you way through the menus to (Terminal/UXterm/xterm) and click on that to go into terminal -- when finished type exit to go back to the desktop
O'Reilly puts out a nice Linux Pocket guide