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What is Linux?


Linux is the operating system of choice for multi-user, multitasking, networked, and high-performance computer applications. At Dartmouth, Linux runs most of the machines that provide core services, and all of the Research Computing compute servers run Linux.

At Dartmouth, there are many flavors of Linux in use. Although they differ slightly in their command vocabulary and system administration procedures, they all share a high degree of similarity in structure and functionality, especially in areas of power, networking, flexibility, and multitasking. Below are some basic guidelines for using Linux at Dartmouth.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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