Since there might be minor variations among various Linux distributions, the only fully supported platform for tutorials and programming assignments is the department Ubuntu Linux System.
You will most likely be able to use any major Linux distributions and follow the provided instructions and use the provided source code with no or only minor adjustments.
It is not enough to have an activated student account at Uppsala University. To access the department Linux system a separate Linux account must be activated.
You log in using the credentials for your student account at Uppsala university:
A list of know problems with the department Linux system and workarounds.