Terminal (also called the console) has different meanings:
- A computer terminal is just a keyboard and a screen that are connected to the computer through the network, over a modem, or directly. Your keyboard and monitor form a terminal that is directly attached to the computer.
More often, in Linux a terminal is a CommandLine interface or ["Bash"] (a text terminal , as opposed to a graphical (or ["GUI"]) terminal display (["XFree86"]).
[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/gnome/gnome-terminal.html Gnome terminal, a terminal for Gnome environment ].