1.2. Introductory Terms

When you learn about a new operating system, you should also learn new terminology. This section defines a few basic terms you should learn. You will see these terms often throughout all Red Hat Enterprise Linux documentation including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Step By Step Guide:

Although the emphasis throughout this book is on navigation and productivity using the graphical desktop environment, both the graphical and shell prompt methods of logging in and using your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system are discussed for your reference.