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In the past few years, Linux has dramatically grown in
popularity both at WHOI and on the Net at large. Developed on the Net
in response to its own users' and developers' needs, Linux-based
operating systems are remarkably versatile: Linux has found its way
into science and development workstations, embedded systems, low- to
middle-end server systems, and even end-user desktop systems.
This page is meant to be a starting point for
information about Linux and the support CIS can give you in using it,
setting it up, and maintaining it. We've also thrown in a few useful
links that will take you to other sites that have loads of information
Various distributions of Linux can be found on the NFS
share: cisfs.whoi.edu:/raid/e1/samba/software. isos to create
installation cds are under os/linux. For assistance with NFS, contact
the CIS Helpdesk.