Unix is an operating system that uses a command-line interface instead of a Graphic User Interface (GUI), like Windows. It is a powerful and stable operating system.

Logging onto a Unix account

  1. Contact the Arts Computing Office (ACO) if you are not sure if you have a Unix account.
  2. To log in:
    1. Run a Secure Shell Client (SSH) program such as PuTTY (available on all Nexus machines under Start Menu/Programs/Internet Tools/Remote Login). 
    2. Enter the server/host name and click the Open button.
    3. Enter your userid and password when prompted.