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B. Linux Key Concepts


Research in a networked environment

The nature of genomics demands a shift from PC-based computing to network-centric computing. Network-centric computing means that more and more of the data and computing stays on servers, and less work is actually done on personal computers. The PC becomes a terminal for working with network-based resources.

This old concept has recently been referred to by the term "Cloud Computing".
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Network-centric computing under Linux offers many advantages in genomics research:
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C. Setting up your Linux Account


1. Running a Linux session from Windows

2. Setting up your Linux account

3. Do before next class: Customizing your GNOME Desktop

4. Finding information


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