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A+ certification What is the CompTIA A+ certification?
Active Directory About Active Directory and the ADS domain
Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers at IUB and IUPUI
AIX What is AIX?
ATAC Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers at IUB and IUPUI
awk What is awk, and how do I use it?

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batch job What is a batch job?
Big Red II Big Red II at Indiana University
BlackBerry Enterprise Server About the IU BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and BES accounts
block What is a block?

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CampusAccess Card At IUB, what is a CampusAccess Card?
Carry-in Consulting IUB Carry-in Consulting services and pricing
CAS At IU, what is CAS?
Cascading Style Sheets What is CSS?
Center for Teaching and Learning At IUPUI, what is the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)?
Central Authentication Service At IU, what is CAS?
certificate authority What is a certificate authority?
chain mail About chain mail
chfn In Unix, what is chfn?
chsh In Unix, what is chsh, and how do I use it to change my shell?
Classroom Technology Services What is UITS Learning Spaces and Technology Services?
CNC At IUPUI, what is the Computer Network Center?
Computer Network Center At IUPUI, what is the Computer Network Center?
computer virus What are viruses, worms, and Trojan horses?
Connect Meeting At IU, what is the Adobe Connect Meeting Service?
cron What are cron and crontab, and how do I use them?
CSS What is CSS?
Cyberinfrastructure What is cyberinfrastructure?
Cyberinfrastructure Gateway What is the IU Cyberinfrastructure Gateway?
Cyrus mail What is Cyrus mail?

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daemon In Unix, what is a daemon?
Data Capacitor
Data Capacitor II
DCWAN
 
The Data Capacitor II and DCWAN high-speed file systems at Indiana University
DHCP What is DHCP?
disk quota In Unix, what is a disk quota?
distribution lists What is a distribution list?
domain What is a domain?
DVI What is a DVI file?
dynamic linking What is a linker, and what are dynamic and static linking?

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EdCert program What is EdCert, and where can I find more information about EdCert classes?
Emacs byte-compilation In Emacs, what is byte-compilation?
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
IU Exchange account At IU, what are Exchange accounts, and how do I get one?
ezreset At IU, what is ezreset, and how can I use it to reset my accounts to their default settings?

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Faculty/Staff Directory About the Indiana University Faculty/Staff Directory
File Transfer Protocol What is FTP, and how do I use it to transfer files?
firewall What is a firewall?
Fortran What is Fortran, and where can I learn more about it?
FSF What do the acronyms FSF, GPL, LPF, and RMS mean?
FTP What is FTP, and how do I use it to transfer files?
fully qualified domain name What is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN)?

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GAL At IU, what is the Global Address List?
GIS What are GIS and remote sensing?
Global Address List At IU, what is the Global Address List?
GNU What is the GNU project?
Gnuplot In Unix, how can I plot a graph?
grep What is grep, and how do I use it?
groff In Unix, what is groff?
Guest account About IU Guest accounts

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High Performance Storage System What is HPSS?
HPSS What is HPSS?

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I-Light What is I-Light?
IMAP At IU, what is IMAP, and how do I use it?
IMDS At IUPUI, what is IMDS, and how can I view IMDS videos?
Indiana Spatial Data Service How do I use ArcGIS to connect to the Indiana Spatial Data Service?
Information Commons At IUB, what is the Information Commons (IC)?
ITHelpLive At IU, what is ITHelpLive?
ITNow What is ITNow 2.0, and how do I subscribe to it?
IT Training workshops About IT Training workshops
iTunes What is iTunes and what does it do?
IU Broadcast What is broadcast.iu.edu?
IU Cyberinfrastructure Gateway What is the IU Cyberinfrastructure Gateway?
IU List What is IU List, and how do I use it?
IU Secure About IU Secure wireless
IU/Microsoft Campus Agreement IU's software agreement with Microsoft
IUCAT What is IUCAT, and which version should I use?
IUIE
IUware What is IUware?

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JagJobs What is JagJobs?
Jagtag At IUPUI, what is a Jagtag and where do I get one?

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Kerberos What is Kerberos?
Kuali Time At IU, what is the Kuali Time system and how can I get help with it?

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legacy system At IU, what is a legacy system?
link rot How can I check for broken links on my web site?
linker What is a linker, and what are dynamic and static linking?
Linux About Linux
local account What is a local account?
local support provider At IU, what is a local support provider?
lpr In Unix, how do I print files and list or remove print jobs?
LSP At IU, what is a local support provider?
Lync About Microsoft Lync

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macro virus What are viruses, worms, and Trojan horses?
man In Unix, what is the man command, and how do I use it to read manual pages?
Mason Mason at Indiana University
Mercury At IU, what is Mercury?
metadata What is metadata?
Moab What is Moab?
mode line In Emacs, what is the mode line, and what information does it contain?
Monitor What are the UITS email newsletters The Monitor and Newsbit, and how do I subscribe?
MP3 About MP3 files

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National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) What is the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS)?
NCFTP What is NCFTP?
netpbm utilities In Unix, what are the netpbm utilities and how do I use them to convert one type of image file to another?
Network ID What is an IU Network ID?
Network+ certification What is the CompTIA Network+ certification?
NFS What is NFS?

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Oncourse What is Oncourse?
One About using One, the "OneStart restart"
OneStart At IU, what is OneStart?
Open Group What are the Open Group, X/Open, and OSF?
Open Software Foundation What are the Open Group, X/Open, and OSF?
open source What is open source, and what is the Open Source Initiative?
OpenAFS What is OpenAFS?
OTP What is OTP (One Time Password), and how does it work?
Outlook Web App At IU, what is Outlook Web App (OWA)?

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PAM In Unix, what is PAM?
Parameter RAM In Mac OS X, what are the PRAM and NVRAM, and why would I want to reset them?
passphrase Passwords and passphrases
petaFLOPS Understanding measures of supercomputer performance and storage system capacity
phishing What are phishing scams and how can I avoid them?
PHP What is PHP?
Pico What is Pico?
podcast What is podcasting?
podcatcher What is a podcatcher?
POP mail What is POP mail?
PRAM In Mac OS X, what are the PRAM and NVRAM, and why would I want to reset them?
printing account About the UITS printing account at IUB
printing allotment About printing at IUB
PSUtils What are the PSUtils?
Python What is Python?

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Quarry Quarry at Indiana University

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rcp In Unix, what is rcp, and how do I use it?
relational database What are flat file and relational databases?
Research Database Complex (RDC) The Research Database Complex (RDC) at Indiana University
Research File System (RFS) The Research File System (RFS) at Indiana University
Research Technologies At IU, what is the Research Technologies division of UITS?
Residential Technology Center (RTC) At IU, what are the RTCs?
Rockhopper Rockhopper at Indiana University

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Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) The Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) at Indiana University
scp In Unix, how do I use SCP to securely transfer files between two computers?
screen In Unix, what is screen, and how do I use it?
secure FTP (SFTP) What is SFTP, and how do I use an SFTP client to transfer files?
shadow password What are shadow passwords?
shell In Unix, what is the shell?
Slashtmp At IU, what is Slashtmp, and how do I use it?
SMTP server What is an SMTP server?
Support Systems, Licensing, and Software Distribution At IU, what is UITS Support Systems, Licensing, and Software Distribution?
Solaris What are SunOS and Solaris?
spam What is spam?
spinweb What is spinweb?
SQL What is SQL, and what are some example statements for retrieving data from a table?
SSH What are SSH and SSH2?
SSL What are secure web sites and SSL/TLS certificates?
SSL VPN Using IU's SSL VPN service for off-campus connections
Starter Kit At IU, what is the AMS Starter Kit?
Stata What is Stata, and how do I access it at IU?
static linking What is a linker, and what are dynamic and static linking?
Student Technology Center (STC) At IU, what are the STCs (computing labs)?
Student Technology Fee At IUB, how is the Student Technology Fee used?
SunOS What are SunOS and Solaris?
swap file What is a swap file?

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tar In Unix, what is tar, and how do I use it?
TCP/IP What does TCP/IP mean?
tcp_wrappers What is tcp_wrappers, and how do I use it?
telnet What is telnet?
teraFLOPS Understanding measures of supercomputer performance and storage system capacity
TeraGrid What was the TeraGrid?
terminal type What is a terminal type or terminal emulation, and how do I set it?
TeX What are TeX and LaTex, and where are they available at IU?
TORQUE What is TORQUE, and how do I use it to submit and manage jobs on a high-performance computing system?
Transform What is Transform?
Trojan horse What are viruses, worms, and Trojan horses?

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UIPO At IU, what is the University Information Policy Office (UIPO)?
UISO At IU, what is the University Information Security Office (UISO)?
UITS What is UITS?
UITS Monitor What are the UITS email newsletters The Monitor and Newsbit, and how do I subscribe?
UMS At IU, what is Unified Messaging Service (UMS)?
UniCom What is UniCom?
Unified Messaging Service At IU, what is Unified Messaging Service (UMS)?
University ID At IU, what is a University ID, and how do I find out what mine is?
University Information Policy Office At IU, what is the University Information Policy Office (UIPO)?
University Information Security Office At IU, what is the University Information Security Office (UISO)?
Unix What is Unix?
up In Unix, what are the up, 2up, 4up, 8up, and 16up utilities, and how do I use them to manipulate PostScript files?
ups In Unix, what is ups, and how can I use it? x

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Variations What is Variations, and where can I use it?
vi How do I use the vi text editor?
virtual private network The basics of VPN at IU
virus What are viruses, worms, and Trojan horses?
VPN The basics of VPN at IU

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web search robot What are web search robots, and how do they affect me?
WebDAV What is WebDAV?
WeBWorK At IUB, what is WeBWorK, and how do I access it?
Windows 2000 Windows 2000 at IU
Windows Vista About Windows Vista

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XSEDE The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
X Window Manager In the X Window System, what is a window manager, and how do I find out which window managers are available?
X Window System What is the X Window System?
X/Open What are the Open Group, X/Open, and OSF?

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