Linux Applications

Linux shell applications such as G++, GCC, GNU Assembler, GNU Fortran, JAVA, Maple, MatLab, Perl, PINE, Python, Ruby, and SAS are available via a Secure Shell connection. To create a secure shell connection, please refer to the instructions below for your platform.

Windows

  1. Start Xming. Start menu > All Programs > Xming > Xming.
  2. Start Telnet. Start menu > All Programs > Secure Telnet and FTP > Telnet.
  3. Type your NetID in the Username field and click Connect.
  4. Click OK when prompted.
  5. Type your password when prompted.
  6. Press Enter to accept xterm. You are connected to Linux.

Macintosh

  1. Start X11. Finder > Applications > Utilities > X11.
  2. Open a Terminal. Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
  3. At the prompt, type ssh -Y netid@linux and press Return.
  4. Type Yes when prompted and press Return.
  5. Type your password when prompted and press Return.
  6. Terminal type, if xterm is displayed, press Return. If asked for Terminal type, type xterm and press Return. You are connected to Linux.