Cubbli (Common Ubuntu based Linux) is the University of Helsinki’s Linux distribution. Cubbli is based on Ubuntu and has been modified to meet the University’s needs.
The current, supported Cubbli version is 22.04. Version 20.04 will only receive security updates. Support for version 18.04 will end in April 2023 and computers running it will be shut out from the network on 31 May 2023. We recommend that you always use the latest version. Read more about upgrading from the Cubbli developer’s wiki (Note: Wiki in English only) or contact Helpdesk to have your operating system updated.
General information about Cubbli
- Many University staff and students use Unix-based systems and servers and the University also has its own Cubbli-Linux. The current Cubbli is based on the Ubuntu version 22.04 LTS and has been modified to meet the University’s needs. The default desktop is Unity, but Gnome, for example, is pre-installed in Cubblis.
- University staff can get Cubbli through Helpdesk. Cubbli can only be installed on University-owned devices. On your home computer, you can use a virtualised Cubbli.
- Cubbli is centrally managed. The user does not need to worry about the software or information security being up to date.
- You log in to Cubbli with your University user account and you will have access to the key services provided by the University, such as home directories (Z drive) and group disk spaces (P drive), printing to multi-function printers administered by Unigrafia, the University of Helsinki’s VPN and the Eduroam connection.
- If software relevant to research is missing from the basic distribution, it is possible to have it installed by sending a request to email@example.com.
- Applying for administrator rights for Linux
Problems with Cubbli? You can check if your problem is already solved: https://version.helsinki.fi/it4scifi/cubbli-help
You can also post questions or answer existing questions here.
- Reading Office 365 e-mail in Thunderbird
- Cubbli: Using the Office 365 calendar in Thunderbird
- Cubbli’s default office application suite is LibreOffice. If you need to use Microsoft software, you can use their OWA versions.
Other Linux instructions
The development team’s own wiki area is here.
- It contains more advanced instructions.
- The latest information on Cubbli software and development is posted here.
- The team does not have a service channel of its own, but Helpdesk will direct matters to them, if necessary.
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