The real power of Linux happens at the command line. As time goes on users use the terminal less and less due to the the enhancements on the graphical front ends. There are still many times having some skills with bash commands are very useful. In this tutorials we will just cover how to launch a terminal in Gnome 2
Please check out some useful commands you can use in the terminal.
Note: This example I am using an older version of Ubuntu but these steps should apply to any Gnome 2 Desktop with the standard launchers.
Click on Applications > Accessories > Terminal
Simple enough. Don't forget to check out useful terminal commands.