- Windows - Available on the DPO/EIE machines. Such machines are
often "dual-boot", meaning that they can run Windows or Linux.
- Linux - Linux is a version of
Unix. It's (nearly) free. Unix has been around a
long time, but it hasn't always looked
nice. Now there are several versions of Unix that have such a comprehensive
graphical interface that most users don't need to use the command-line.
MacOS is perhaps the best known.
- What is the MDP disc? - Debian is a Linux distribution primarily designed to be used as a "live CD". The MDP disk uses it. A common misunderstanding is that
the Computing Staff produced the MDP disk. Only one or 2 of us had any
involvement. For a year or so it was the default system available in the
DPO. Since Oct 2007 it's been superceded on the Central System.
Updated October 2010