This page contains descriptions of software that has been loaded onto the SAF Linux machines and links any on line manuals for same.

General

This contains a few hints on how to use these machines
nedit is a GUI editor which is much easier to use than the standard unix editors such as vi or ed.
Pico is a terminal based editor, it is very simple to use and works well for modifying or composing small files
For mail you may use the SAF web based mail interface (Neomail) or configure Mozilla or Netscape to use secure IMAP to mendel.bio.caltech.edu. Normal (unencrypted) IMAP is blocked.

General instructions for using Unix computers