Open Computing at Plymouth University

This page lists free and open-source computing resources, with a particular focus on staff and students at Plymouth University, UK.

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Linux @ work

It's easy to get Linux on your work machine at Plymouth University. Just ring ext. 88588 and ask for help installing Linux on your machine. That's it!

Things to note:

Printing from Linux

You'll need to know the IP address of the printer you wish to print to, plus the make and model of the printer, so you can select the correct driver. Some known printers: UPDATE: Rod Sheaff has kindly put together these updated instructions for printing from a wired, or wireless, connection. They worked for him, I haven't had a chance to test them yet. If you hit problems, let me know.

Email and calendar

These instructions cover how to set up Thunderbird (other email clients are available, e.g. mutt, Evolution) to access email and Office365 calendars at Plymouth University. Alternatively, use the web interface, which largely works on Linux.

Internet access

Learning resources

Useful scripts