About the computer environments at CSC
We provide several computer environments at CSC in order to offer flexibility. Below is an overview over the environments as well as links to further information.
The software installed in the lab rooms at CSC are determined by current courses and teacher in consulation with the CSC system group. Vital folders at the computers are read-only for security reasons. Software installation is therefore possible only for the system administrators. If you as a student miss an application for a course, please talk with the teacher. If you miss an application you think should be available to all for other reasons, please contact the CSC system group. As a user you can install software in your own home folder.
More information about software is found under each operating system section respectively.
Linux at CSC
The Linux environments at CSC are Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They are used in the CSC computer environment at workstations, laptops and servers. On the Linux workstations the home folders are usually found in the distributed file system AFS.
Solaris at CSC
Solaris is a Unix base operating system. It is used at CSC in workstations and thin clients (SunRay).
At the Solaris computers the user home folders are usually found in the distributed file system AFS.
At CSC Solaris is also use in many servers of different kinds, for example servers used for remote connection via SSH.
Mac at CSC
CSC has a long tradition of Macs, an environment that is stronger than ever, and is used in both education, research and system administration.
Both students and employees log in with the same username and password as in the other Unix systems. The user home folders are in AFS and are the same you have in the Solars and Linux computers.
Windows at CSC
To be able to log in at the Windows computers in the CSC lab rooms you have to have a Windows account. If you attend a course or program requiring Windows access please contact Delfi. Otherwise you have to use the other computer environments.
In Windows at CSC you have your own home folder (V:). To this account there is a "profile" with limited amount of disk space. Be aware that files at the Desktop or My Documents are in the profile. If the personal profile disk space is exceeded these files will no longer be put on the server and therefore not accessible next time you log in at another Windows computer.
Remote access to CSC
Remote access can be used to retrieve files or use other resources at CSC. The most common is to use SSH to access one of CSC's remote terminal servers. There are servers with both the traditional Solaris operating system, and the newer Ubuntu. (Other specialized servers also exist, but are in general not publically available.)