CSL: FAQs and Other Info
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- Users wishing to put their personal computers on the department
network should consult the Trusted vs. Untrusted Computers
guide; additionally users may request static IP addresses if required
- Users may request administrative
access to their department-provided desktop workstations, in order to install
non-supported OSes or have greater control of their research projects
- A General Linux FAQ is available
as a guide to transition from Solaris to Linux on the desktop.
- Users maintaining personal computers running the Windows XP/2000 operating
systems are encouraged to enable automatic updates
in order to enhance the Lab's network security.
- Access to department filestystems and printers is available to users
administering their own machines, running the either
or MacOS operating systems
- Wireless access is no longer provided by the department, but users can learn
how to register their wireless computers and
other devices on the Duke network
- Backups of personal PCs
are available to department faculty
- Certain Microsoft software titles are available to department users
via the MSDN Academic Alliance