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Terminal [tər-mə-nᵊl]: A text-based interface that lets a user interact with their operating system and installed programs. Also called the command line or shell.

The terminal can be found in the installed programs. Users can access it as follows:

  • Windows: In the programs directory under Start > Program Files > Accessories > Command Prompt or search for “cmd”
  • Mac: Via the Finder under Go > Utilities > Terminal or via Spotlight Search
  • Linux: In the programs directory. In Ubuntu and Mint also via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T
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Text Editor

Text Editor [ˈtekst editor]: A programm to create, open and edit text files of nearly any format. They are often used to write source code.

Text editor programms were developed to write source code. But today, they can be used to display different file and data formats or even graphic images. Every computer has a standard build in text editor, but you can choose from various programms online.