Introducing Linux Desktop
This service will provide you with a Linux Desktop environment and associated applications. Its primary purpose is for teaching and learning on Computer Science courses, however anyone with a University account is able to log in and make use of the service.
Accessing Linux Desktop
Using Linux Desktop
|Using Linux Desktop||
The University's Linux Desktop is designed for use on some Computer Science courses and not as an an alternative to the University Windows Desktop. While the Linux desktop will work for some general computing uses, word processing, web browsing etc. unlike the University Windows 7 Desktop it isn't possible to install additional software. If you can't find the software you need on Linux Desktop you should use the University Windows Desktop.
If you are using Linux Desktop as part of a Computer Science course please contact................... for help and support.
Otherwise please contact the IT Service Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign in to the Linux Desktop simply use your normal University username and password
You can find and access software applications from the main Unity menu using the search option.
Please note: unlike the University Windows 7 Desktop it isn't possible to install additional software
|Saving your work||
When using the Linux Desktop you should save your work to your University Filestore. The Linux Desktop uses a minimal home directory, primarily intended for storing dotfiles.This will mean you can access those files from the Windows University Desktop and from UniDrive.
To save your work to your University Filestore take the following steps:
|Didn't mean be on the Linux Desktop?||
If you got here by accident, just reboot the workstation and either select Windows from the menu or wait and the workstation will boot into the University of Sheffield Windows Desktop.