Math Department Computing Environment
Most offices have computers. If your office doesn't have a computer you can find computers in one of the four computer labs located in the following rooms: 2-168, 2-268, 2-366, and 2-386.
Generally, each faculty member or graduate student will have a Linux workstation available for use in his or her office or a nearby computer room. Currently, computers on the Math network are limited to Linux workstations. Please see us if you need to connect Windows or Mac OS machines on the Math network.
Linux workstations currently run Fedora operating system with the GNOME Desktop set as the default desktop environment. Once you type in your username and password you are presented with a graphical user environment that is similar to other commercial operating systems. From GNOME, users have access to many commonly used programs.
Users can login to any Linux workstation in the department using their username and password. Your files are stored on a central fileserver and are available from all machines. Given that the Math Department is primarily a Unix-type environment, reviewing the Unix tutorial might be useful.