Check out information about the following topics. Note that much of it applies to computers at UNSW, not only CSE.
This page is a hub of information. If you are running a computer at CSE, please be sure to scan through this page so you have a rough idea of what sort of help you can find here.
This topic is split into several sections based on category.
All people running their own computer that connects to CSE Services should read and be aware of the Policy on Self Administrated Computers. This document describes your rights and responsibilities with regards to CSE services and your own data.
We would like to particularly highlight the following:
We have separated linux distributions into two categories. The Regular Users category (Ubuntu, Fedora), have much more user-friendly installers, and are generally easier to get started with. However, if you are already comfortable running a linux computer, then we recommend Debian or Gentoo to the advanced users. They tend to be more tricky to install, but often easier to manage once you are comfortable with their package-management tools. If you're even a little bit unsure, try Ubuntu.
Accessing CSE Services from within CSE
There are many services people may want to access from their self administered computer at CSE: