I take classes at the University of Pittsburgh and I need to do my work in the universities linux terminal remotely. I use the command ssh firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm prompted for my password to login.
All of this works well and I know how to use simple command line arguments to navigate but Im not really clear on whats going on here since it wasnt really explained by the TA. What exactly is "thot.cs.pitt.edu" ?
When I'm entering commands and creating files etc are they being executed on my machine? Lastly when I'm logged in why am I not able to run ubuntu programs like gedit or access files that are on my computer?