1. "How-To" sites for Ubuntu Linux:

1.1. Official Ubuntu documentation

1.2. Unofficial Ubuntu documentation

  1. http://ubuntuguide.org (Detailed instructions for numerous problems/issues)

  2. http://ubuntu-tutorials.com

  3. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index (particular emphasis when coming from Windows background)

2. Working as Administrator

The Administrator is the "root" user.
Shell administrative Work

Anything you need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via the terminal with ;

$ sudo command
Running a graphical application as root
$gksudo appliaction
Persistent root user login

If you really need a persistent root login, use

$ sudo -i


$ sudo bash
Enable a "real" root account

See instructions at this site: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

3. C Development in Labs

C and C++ development with GCC

C development is typically done using the GNU compiler collection (GCC) which includes gcc (for c) and g (for C) To install gcc etc on Ubuntu

$sudo apt-get install buildessential

4. Firefox Setup in Labs

Firefox must be configured to user the GMIT cache: Tools | Option | Advanced | Network TAB | Settings Button | Manual Proxy Configuration Http proxy : cache.gmit.ie Port: 3128 Tick box : Use this proxy server for all prtocols