I've been using OpenELEC as my personal Media Center for long. I'm aware that OpenELEC is a linux-based distribution.

So, is there any terminal in it or just the GUI?

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    I haven't used openELEC, but you could try Ctrl-alt-F[1-6] (as in try F1, then F2, etc) to see if there are the standard virtual consoles. I'd hope there's a way to launch a GUI terminal too...
    – goldilocks
    Mar 8 '15 at 18:28
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    You also could enable ssh and connect from another device.
    – user236012
    Mar 9 '15 at 10:12
  • @goldilocks I tried, but nothing seems to work :( Jan 10 '16 at 14:42
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    If nothing works then there is nothing you can do, right?
    – goldilocks
    Jan 10 '16 at 14:54
  • OpenELEC gives you the opportunity to open the SSH port during setup for whatever reason, but when I did so, not much happed.
    – Jeff Seale
    Apr 5 '16 at 3:16

Yes you can ssh to it or use app launcher to get a terminal but there is not much point as there is not even a package manager. For that reason I use OSMC because it's closer to a normal Debian.

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