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document Can I install Microsoft Office on my Otech computer?
We have installed Libre Office on all of the Otech systems. Libre Office is very similar to the Microsoft Office suite and can open/save in most of the same formats as Microsoft products. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office does not work on computers with a Linux operating system. **The...
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 725
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: 926
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: 705
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: 680
document How do I find the system information (specifications) for my Otech computer?
Otech computer systems typically have a 40 GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM. Due to the variety of equipment that is donated to the Otech program, it is possible that your specific system will exceed these specifications. You can use the program ‘Sysinfo’ (Applications Menu > System...
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 685
document How do I print from my Otech computer?
One device that you may want to add to the computer is a printer. If you are buying one specifically for this computer, you will want to research and make sure there drivers available. Support for printers may be harder to come by for Linux computers than for Windows or a Mac. Due to the wide...
30 Nov, 2012 Views: 634
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: 633
document How do I set up a new user on my Otech system?
When first setting up your new computer, we recommend that you change the password, and if you like, the username for the Otech user. This will secure and personalize your account, while maintaining the customization we have created to give the Xubuntu operating system a more familiar feel. To...
18 Dec, 2012 Views: 732
document How do I stop the Otech Tutorial Webpage from popping up whenever I log in?
The Mozilla Firefox web browser is set up to launch a local web page when a user logs into each system. This page is designed to give you helpful information through tutorials and tips. To turn off the Tutorial Webpage: 1. Click on the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of the...
30 Nov, 2012 Views: 636
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: 756

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