About the Linux lab

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We have CentOS installed in the Linux labs. CentOS is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We provide some additions and customizations in addition to the standard suite of programs and utilities usually installed on CentOS. This includes:

  • Netbeans
  • Eclipse
  • Qt Creator
  • Java 8
  • Python 2/3
  • VirtualBox
  • LibreOffice
  • MATE Desktop
  • Inkscape and GIMP
  • Dia (Visio alternative)
  • FileZilla

Linux accounts are automatically created for students who enroll in Computer Science classes. Upon account creation, students are notified through email and prompted to set a new password.

Remote access (SSH)

Students and faculty can remotely login to the Linux lab computers in Adams 204 through SSH. For access the Linux lab computers with SSH, an SSH client must be installed on your computer. On Windows, we recommend installing Cygwin or PuTTY. SSH comes preinstalled on Macs, and can be accessed through Terminal. See this article for directions on using SSH.