You can access Linux® on the Raspberry Pi™ hardware using hardware peripherals such as a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Linux on the Raspbian Wheezy image can be accessed from a Linux desktop. Whereas, Linux on other Raspbian images can be accessed from a Linux terminal.
To connect to the Raspberry Pi hardware to your hardware peripherals:
Connect a computer monitor to the HDMI output on the Raspberry Pi hardware.
Connect a powered USB hub to the USB port on the Raspberry Pi hardware.
Connect a mouse and keyboard to the powered USB hub.
Connect computer speakers to either of the two 3.5 mm audio connectors on the Raspberry Pi hardware.
Connect a network cable to the Ethernet port.
Connect the Raspberry Pi hardware to the power supply.
Log in to the Linux desktop using the user name and password.