Windows accounts will be in the physics domain.
Files saved on the local 'C:\' drive are not backed up and may be removed at any time. Only files saved on the 'H:\' or 'U:\' drives are guaranteed to be kept and backed up.
To change your initial password, login using your initial password supplied. Press Control, Alt and Del simultaneously then select the change password option.
Use Exceed to get an X session on to the UNIX servers.
The general purpose Linux Servers are pplxint8.physics.ox.ac.uk and pplxint9
pplxint8 & 9 run Scientific Linux SL Release 6 these provide interactive access for program development. Long jobs can be submitted to the batch system from here.
You can ssh into these systems from outside the physics department.
Physics Department Computing Policy
Use of these accounts is conditional upon signing the Physics Department Computing Policy
Details of which can be found on http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/IT/general/policies/rules.htm
(you should have been asked to sign a form when you arrived, if not please see Kim Proudfoot or Sue Geddes).