The three Linux distributions for servers and desktops officially supported at CERN via the Service Desk are:
- CERN CentOS (CC)
- Scientific Linux CERN (SLC)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), with a limited number of licences.
Other Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, Manjaro Linux and Zorin OS, as well as Linux laptops, are not officially supported.
For those, a CERN Linux community forum has been created. Users will be able to post issues that they encounter when using non-CERN-supported Linux distributions and to post solutions. Users are also encouraged to post articles with comments and ideas that could help make this forum more dynamic and useful to them.
Various methods for printing and using AFS, SSH, ROOT and other tools at CERN can be found on the internet. The CERN Linux community forum aims to collect these methods, as well as new ones that may be created directly in it.
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