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Client machine

Introduction

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is installed on our client machines, and is an operating system that is supported for 5 years. This implies in theory that computers installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as of spring 2012 will not need to be reinstalled within their lifetime.


User Interface

Unity, the Ubuntu 12.04 user interface, can run on 3D-mode or 2D-mode. The 3D mode is only available when sufficient drives are in use, and when a graphics card, with sufficiently fast 3D-functionality, is in use. If necessary, the operating system will automatically attempt to use the 2D-mode. /** Ubuntu Unity *\


Software

To install software, use the softwarecenter. The softwarecenter program can be opened by pressing “ALT + F2”, typing “softwarecenter”, and pressing enter. /** Ubuntu softwarecenter *\


Monitor settings

There are three different monitor configurations that are handy to know about.

1. Laptop/Laptop with additional screen

2. Stationary/Stationary with additional screen

3. Projector


There are also two different display modes to choose from when an additional screen is available.

1. Extended display

2. Clone display

Ubuntu automatically detects the mointors in use. /** Display Configuration*\


Printing

Network Printers

Printing from Ubuntu client machines is done the same manner as on other client machines

1. Choose the function “print” in the program you are using.

2. Choose a printer.

3. Locate the printer and swipe your card.


Local Printers

It is possible to use local printers for some Ubuntu clients, mainly laptops, via CUPS’s administrator tools. This is a graphic tool that runs via the web browser, and can be reached by going to http://127.0.0.1:631.