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Linux

All newly delivered PCs will come with an Ubuntu based OS preinstalled with a wide range of widely used open source software.
If you need any Propietary software like Matlab, Mathematica or Maple, pls notify us and we will install it for you.

Normal users will get a user account without admin rights. If you need any apllications just give us a call or write us a mail and we will install the programm as early as possible.
Root rights are only available for rare cases. be aware, that with root access our offical support will also be limited, since we can't verify what you changed on the machine.

Microsoft Windows

Since the beginning of 2016 Windows 7 stopped being in the regular support cycle of Microsoft and with 14.1.2020 there will be no more support for Windows 7. That means we can't recommend Windows 7 for new machines anymore.

As for Windows 10: There are still issues with the amount of data being sent to Microsoft aswell as common known bugs. Even with these issues we will provide you with a computer with Windows 10 and alle required software, if neccesary and even recommend it for certain Laptops.

Normal users will get a user account without admin rights. If you need any apllications just give us a call or write us a mail and we will install the programm as early as possible.
Root rights are only available for rare cases.

Here a few links as to why we advise against Windows:
Windows 10 and the DSGVO
ARD Doku about Microsoft

Mac Os X

Mac Os X systems are available at request, but are over the normal price limit for our Institute. Aditional money from your own or your advisers research grant will be neccesary for the aquirement of this device.

Most of our software is available for Macs and support is available. Only in the case of a Hardwaredeffect there isn't much we can do except to send it in for a check up.

Normal users will get a user account with admin rights.