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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.
 
*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.
 
*Ubuntu is '''[[Maties_Ubuntu:About|FREE TO USE]]''' and has thousands of '''[[Software|FREE SOFTWARE]]''' programs to use at no charge.
 
*Ubuntu is '''[[Maties_Ubuntu:About|FREE TO USE]]''' and has thousands of '''[[Software|FREE SOFTWARE]]''' programs to use at no charge.
*Ubuntu is an ideal platform for facilitating future innovative '''[http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/OpenCampus OPEN CAMPUS]''' higher education technology systems.
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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.
*Ubuntu is great for '''[[Business|BUSINESS ENTERPRISES]]''' that want to <font color="red">'''save lots of money on software licensing costs'''</font>.
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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
 
;Test Ubuntu
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*Give Ubuntu a <font color="DD4814">'''[http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install TEST DRIVE]'''</font>.
 
*Give Ubuntu a <font color="DD4814">'''[http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install TEST DRIVE]'''</font>.
 
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;Use Ubuntu
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;Using Ubuntu on campus!
 
*To get up and running with a minimum of fuss on campus, just follow the simple '''[[Manual_Setup|MANUAL SETUP GUIDE]]'''.
 
*To get up and running with a minimum of fuss on campus, just follow the simple '''[[Manual_Setup|MANUAL SETUP GUIDE]]'''.
 
<!--*'''[[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.-->
 
<!--*'''[[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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*Thanks to Ubuntu '''[[Enterprise_Server_Management|SERVER SOFTWARE]]''' the [http://library.sun.ac.za Stellenbosch University Library] is able to provide the following:
 
*Thanks to Ubuntu '''[[Enterprise_Server_Management|SERVER SOFTWARE]]''' the [http://library.sun.ac.za Stellenbosch University Library] is able to provide the following:
 
**[http://scholar.sun.ac.za An open access academic research institutional repository] - SUNScholar
 
**[http://scholar.sun.ac.za An open access academic research institutional repository] - SUNScholar
**[http://journals.sun.ac.za An open access academic journal publishing system] - SUNJournals
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**[http://www.journals.ac.za An open access academic journal publishing system] - SUNJournals
 
**[http://conferences.sun.ac.za An open access academic conference proceedings server] - SUNConferences
 
**[http://conferences.sun.ac.za An open access academic conference proceedings server] - SUNConferences
 
**[http://ez.sun.ac.za A proxy server for access to "paid-for" academic e-databases and e-journals] - SUNProxy
 
**[http://ez.sun.ac.za A proxy server for access to "paid-for" academic e-databases and e-journals] - SUNProxy

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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