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==Introduction==
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;Navigation
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*Click on the Ubuntu logo above anytime to get back to this home page.
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*Click on the tabbed headings below the Ubuntu logo for more specific help.
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*Use the search box above the tabbed headings.
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;Introduction
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*This is the [http://www.sun.ac.za Stellenbosch University] wiki help guide for [http://www.ubuntu.com Ubuntu].
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*Ubuntu is a '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_adoption LINUX]''' based desktop, laptop, server, cloud and mobile operating system alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple.
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*Ubuntu is '''[[Maties_Ubuntu:About|FREE TO USE]]''' and has thousands of '''[[Software|FREE SOFTWARE]]''' programs to use at no charge.
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*Ubuntu is an ideal platform for facilitating affordable and innovative '''[http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/OpenCampus OPEN CAMPUS]''' higher education technology systems.
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*Ubuntu is great for '''[[Business|BUSINESS ENTERPRISES]]''' that want to <font color="red">'''completely eliminate software costs and end the virus 'fear factor''''</font>.
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;Test Ubuntu
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*Take the '''[http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/take-the-tour ONLINE TOUR]'''
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*Give Ubuntu a <font color="DD4814">'''[http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install TEST DRIVE]'''</font>.
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;Using Ubuntu on campus!
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*To get up and running with a minimum of fuss on campus, just follow the simple '''[[Manual_Setup|MANUAL SETUP GUIDE]]'''.
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<!--*'''[[Media:Getting-started-with-ubuntu-12.04-second-edition.pdf|CLICK HERE]]''' to download the "Getting started" guide for Ubuntu, created by the [http://ubuntu-manual.org Ubuntu manual] community.-->
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;About Microsoft
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*On a '''[[Dual_Booting|DUAL BOOT]]''' computer use Ubuntu for a '''[[Security|SECURE]]'''  desktop experience and [[Microsoft|Microsoft Windows]] for gaming.
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*<font color="#DD4814">'''If you are switching from Microsoft Windows, first read this <u>[[Switching_from_Microsoft_Windows|wiki page]]</u>, and then watch these [https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=introduction+ubuntu+14.04 YouTube videos].'''</font>
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; Acknowledgments
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*Thanks to the [http://it.sun.ac.za central IT department] for hosting this server.
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*Thanks to the many students and staff who volunteer time to help. You know who you are!
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*Thanks to Ubuntu '''[[Enterprise_Server_Management|SERVER SOFTWARE]]''' the [http://library.sun.ac.za Stellenbosch University Library] is able to provide the following:
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**[http://scholar.sun.ac.za An open access academic research institutional repository] - SUNScholar
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**[http://www.journals.ac.za An open access academic journal publishing system] - SUNJournals
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**[http://conferences.sun.ac.za An open access academic conference proceedings server] - SUNConferences
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**[http://ez.sun.ac.za A proxy server for access to "paid-for" academic e-databases and e-journals] - SUNProxy
  
The [http://www.ubuntulinux.org UBUNTU] distribution is based on [[Debian]].
 
  
UBUNTU is committed to a new release every six months.
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[[File:Ubuntuhandoutpage1.png|820px|border]]
  
Read about UBUNTU on the wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Linux
 
  
Ubuntu is the number one Open Source distribution, see: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=current#1
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{{Disclaimer}}
 
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Get your own CD's from Ubuntu:<br> http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/
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Read the online Ubuntu guide:<br> http://www.ubuntuguide.org/<br> or<br> ftp://ftp.ee.sun.ac.za/UBUNTU/docs/ubuntu4.10/index.html
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For more about Linux/Open Source on campus go to: http://www.sulug.sun.ac.za
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==Installation on Campus==
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Enable the system/software update with the "synaptic" package manager program.
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'''Ubuntu Repositories/Sources on Campus'''
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#Ubuntu sources
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## Warty ##
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty main restricted universe multiverse
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-security main restricted universe multiverse
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## Hoary ##
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary main restricted universe multiverse
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-updates main restricted universe multiverse
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deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-security main restricted universe multiverse
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# Sinetkey to open your varsity firewall key. "man sinetkey" after install.
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deb http://www.cs.sun.ac.za/~iburger/debian woody contrib
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Latest revision as of 03:01, 8 March 2017

Use ubuntu.sun.ac.za to access this website
The campus IT department does not officially support Ubuntu
Please refer to the Ubuntu campus community for support
The Ubuntu campus community only supports stable LTS releases


Navigation
  • Click on the Ubuntu logo above anytime to get back to this home page.
  • Click on the tabbed headings below the Ubuntu logo for more specific help.
  • Use the search box above the tabbed headings.

Introduction
  • This is the Stellenbosch University wiki help guide for Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu is a LINUX based desktop, laptop, server, cloud and mobile operating system alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple.
  • Ubuntu is FREE TO USE and has thousands of FREE SOFTWARE programs to use at no charge.
  • Ubuntu is an ideal platform for facilitating affordable and innovative OPEN CAMPUS higher education technology systems.
  • Ubuntu is great for BUSINESS ENTERPRISES that want to completely eliminate software costs and end the virus 'fear factor'.

Test Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu on campus!
  • To get up and running with a minimum of fuss on campus, just follow the simple MANUAL SETUP GUIDE.

About Microsoft

Acknowledgments


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Disclaimer


** You use this wiki entirely at your own risk **


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