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In addition to the Ubuntu machines managed by the Maths Computer Officers, we have two MCS rooms - these centrally managed computers can be booted into Ubuntu.

Note: This documentation uses the words "Linux" and "Unix" interchangeably, as the only Unix-like operating system widely used within Maths is Linux (to be precise, Ubuntu 16.04).

For most programs and commands documentation can be obtained with one or more of:

  • man program-name
  • info program-name
  • program-name --help

Getting started with the Maths Linux system

Remote logins

Managing your files

Other Linux/Unix-related Pages