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Installing Linux on your computer is easier than you may think!
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Installing GNU/Linux can sometimes be difficult, but the LUG is here to help!
# Pick a [[GNU/Linux Distributions|distribution]].
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# Install it:
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#* Come to quarterly [[installfest]] <br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ~ or ~
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#* [[Install Linux]] on your own.
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# Join LUG@UCLA!
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# Learn about [[free software]].
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== Using Linux for various classes at UCLA ==
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# back up all your data (see page on [[backups]])
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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# pick a [[GNU/Linux Distributions|distribution]]
!Class
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# decide if you want to dual boot with Windows/Mac or just overwrite everything
!Using Linux
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# install it:
!Instructions
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#* come to quarterly [[installfest]]
!class="unsortable"|Notes
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#* stop by the [[lounge]] any time and somebody might help
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#* do it yourself!
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|style="background-color: #4F4" data-sort-value="-2"|very helpful
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== See Also ==
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|VM image not provided. Most likely will need to use Cygwin.
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* [[eduroam|how to connect to eduroam WiFi on campus]]
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* [[Virtual private network|how to connect to UCLA VPN]]
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* [[Linux in UCLA Classes]]
|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
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|none
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|VM image provided, but not necessary.
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|EE102
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|style="background-color: #FAA;" data-sort-value="1"|annoying
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|none
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|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB. Extra package needed for sound.
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|EE103
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|data-sort-value="0"|irrelevant
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|none
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|Use GNU Octave instead of MATLAB.
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|CS143
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|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
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|none
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|VM image provided, but not necessary.
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|CS111
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|style="background-color: #AFA;" data-sort-value="-1"|helpful
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|Must use VM image provided, or SEASnet Linux servers.
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For help installing Oracle VirtualBox, see [[Installing Oracle VirtualBox]].
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Latest revision as of 16:20, 12 October 2014

Installing GNU/Linux can sometimes be difficult, but the LUG is here to help!

  1. back up all your data (see page on backups)
  2. pick a distribution
  3. decide if you want to dual boot with Windows/Mac or just overwrite everything
  4. install it:
    • come to quarterly installfest
    • stop by the lounge any time and somebody might help
    • do it yourself!

See Also[edit]