Linux for new scientists: how to do useful things with your new laptop — Benjamin Lewis

Unixes — especially Linux — are close to ubiquitous in scientific computing. At least in astronomy! However, as an operating system Linux is entirely unlike Windows and quite dissimilar to a Mac. In this talk I will cover not so much how to use your new OS — that comes from time and practice — but how to configure things, what all the jargon means, and most importantly what to do with things go wrong.

And if I have time I’ll show you some power-user secrets too :-)

Note: Anybody with a Linux laptop is encouraged to bring it with them.

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