The CS Department runs on Linux. Brown CS has used a common platform for teaching and research (almost) as long as it has existed. Department desktops, servers, and hosted systems all share a standard operating system and configuration.
CS Home Edition builds on this tradition by making it easy to recreate that platform on your own computer.
What CS Home Edition adds to Linux:
- Simplified installation with sensible defaults
- Perfect version match with CS Department OS and software
- Nightly updates to keep you in sync with the department
- Preconfigured access to department services
- Automated Brown user identity
CS Home Edition can be run on any intel-based computer and most virtual machines.
- A target system. This can be
- At least 32G of disk space
- Internet service
CS Home Edition is a new idea to help support remote learning and research environments. It is under active development by the CS Technical Staff.