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document Do I need antivirus software for my Otech computer?
Linux doesn’t generally need an anti-virus program, but there are anti-virus programs for Linux if you wish to use one. Here are some links to free Linux antivirus software: Avast: avast! Linux Home Edition represents an antivirus solution for the increasingly popular Linux platform....
11 Feb, 2014 Views: 2041
document Where can I apply for Otech?
Students requesting consideration to receive refurbished computers through the Otech distribution program must meet the following criteria: Applicant must be a currently registered Owens Community College student. Applicant must have a declared major on file at Owens Community College. ...
15 Oct, 2013 Views: 1477
document When I try to apply, I am getting message that Otech is not currently accepting applications. Why am I getting this message?
The Otech application will only be posted on the website when computers are available, if you see a screen like this: Please check back, more computers will be available soon!
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 1643
document How do I run updates on my Otech system?
It is important to make sure that your system stays up to date. As new ways to improve the stability and security of the Xubuntu system and software are developed, updates are released to the Update Manager. The Update Manager is located in the System folder in the Applications Menu. 1....
29 Nov, 2012 Views: 1561
document How do I access the Internet from my Otech system?
1. Make sure you are signed up with an Internet Provider. 2. Plug in the Network Cable. 3. There are two web browsers already installed on the computer, Mozilla Firefox and Chromium. You can a) Click on the shortcuts located on the desktop or b) access them through the start menu. To...
30 Nov, 2012 Views: 1583
document How do I access my email from my Otech system?
You can access your email by visiting ozone.owens.edu using your web browser (either Chromium or Firefox) or you can use Thunderbird Mail. Thunderbird Mail is an email management program that functions similarly to Microsoft Outlook. 1. Click the Start button in the lower left hand corner of...
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 1685
document I am being prompted to update Xubuntu on my Otech system. Should I upgrade the Operating System?
Please be aware that Otech Support will not be able to assist you with upgraded operating systems. You may be prompted to upgrade Xubuntu from the 11.10 version that your Otech computer has installed to 12.04, as well as newer versions as they are distributed (generally twice per year)....
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 2284
document I qualified for an Otech computer. What am I receiving?
Having been selected as a recipient of an Otech computer, you are receiving one refurbished computer, the contents of which are described below. (1) Desktop computer (1) Monitor (2) Power cables (1) VGA cable (1) Keyboard (1) Mouse (1) Network Cable
15 Nov, 2012 Views: 1621
document What do I need to know before setting up my Otech computer?
When setting up your computer, the first thing you want to make sure of is that you have available space with adequate electrical outlets. You will need at least two outlets, one for the computer and one for the monitor, plus outlets for any additional devices you will be adding, such as a...
30 Nov, 2012 Views: 1624
document What will happen when I initially boot up my Otech system?
When you first boot the computer, you will encounter a login screen. The initial credentials have been set up for you as part of the Xubuntu installation. To login, make sure the user otech is selected. Your password is password. In order to secure your computer, you will need to change the...
30 Nov, 2012 Views: 1573

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