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# Pick a [[GNU/Linux Distributions|distribution]].
 
# Pick a [[GNU/Linux Distributions|distribution]].
 
# Install it:
 
# Install it:
#* Come to quarterly [[installfest]] <br> or
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#* Come to quarterly [[installfest]] <br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ~ or ~
 
#* [[Install Linux]] on your own.
 
#* [[Install Linux]] on your own.
 
# Join LUG@UCLA!
 
# Join LUG@UCLA!
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== Using Linux for various classes at UCLA ==
 
== Using Linux for various classes at UCLA ==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Department
 
 
!Class
 
!Class
 
!Using Linux
 
!Using Linux
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!class="unsortable"|Notes
 
!class="unsortable"|Notes
 
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|Computer Science
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|CS131
|131
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|style="background-color: #4F4" data-sort-value="-2"|very helpful
 
|style="background-color: #4F4" data-sort-value="-2"|very helpful
|[[CS131]]
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|none
|VM image not provided. Most likely will need to use Cygwin.
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|VM image not provided. Windows users will need to use Linux or cygwin.
 
|-
 
|-
|Computer Science
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|CS118
|118
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|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
 
|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
 
|none
 
|none
 
|VM image provided, but not necessary.
 
|VM image provided, but not necessary.
 
|-
 
|-
|Electrical Engineering
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|EE102
|102
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|style="background-color: #FAA;" data-sort-value="1"|annoying
 
|style="background-color: #FAA;" data-sort-value="1"|annoying
|[[EE102]]
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|none
 
|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB. Extra package needed for sound.
 
|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB. Extra package needed for sound.
 
|-
 
|-
|Electrical Engineering
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|EE103
|103
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|data-sort-value="0"|irrelevant
 
|data-sort-value="0"|irrelevant
 
|none
 
|none
 
|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB.
 
|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB.
 
|-
 
|-
|Computer Science
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|EE115A
|143
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|style="background-color: #F00;" data-sort-value="2"|impossible
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|none
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|MUST use proprietary Cadence software (OrCAD+PSpice) for project.
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|-
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|CS143
 
|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
 
|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
 
|none
 
|none
 
|VM image provided, but not necessary.
 
|VM image provided, but not necessary.
 
|-
 
|-
|Computer Science
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|CS111
|111
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|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
 
|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
|[[CS111]]
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|none
 
|Must use VM image provided, or SEASnet Linux servers.
 
|Must use VM image provided, or SEASnet Linux servers.
 
|}
 
|}
 
For help installing Oracle VirtualBox, see [[Installing Oracle VirtualBox]].
 
For help installing Oracle VirtualBox, see [[Installing Oracle VirtualBox]].

Revision as of 15:15, 19 November 2013

Installing Linux on your computer is easier than you may think!

  1. Pick a distribution.
  2. Install it:
  3. Join LUG@UCLA!
  4. Learn about free software.

Using Linux for various classes at UCLA

Class Using Linux Instructions Notes
CS131 very helpful none VM image not provided. Windows users will need to use Linux or cygwin.
CS118 helpful none VM image provided, but not necessary.
EE102 annoying none Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB. Extra package needed for sound.
EE103 irrelevant none Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB.
EE115A impossible none MUST use proprietary Cadence software (OrCAD+PSpice) for project.
CS143 helpful none VM image provided, but not necessary.
CS111 helpful none Must use VM image provided, or SEASnet Linux servers.

For help installing Oracle VirtualBox, see Installing Oracle VirtualBox.