As long as you have an active internet connection, you may connect to the Mode machine via an ssh application. You will be prompted for your AiS Challenge username and password.
· PC Tutorial: http://www.challenge.nm.org/ctg/login/tutorial.shtml
Unlike a PC or Mac, Mode does not run a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Mode runs Unix – an operating system which is typically text-based. In order to develop programs, create web pages, and access email, you will need to learn a host of text-based Unix commands and utilities.
· Basic Unix Commands: http://www.challenge.nm.org/ctg/unix/basic.shtml
· Create / Edit Files: http://www.challenge.nm.org/ctg/unix/pico.shtml
Programming utilities are available for the Java, C, C++, and Fortran languages. Others, such as Perl and Python are also available.
· Simple C++ / Java Tutorials: http://www.challenge.nm.org/ctg/
Mode is also a web server. You may make AiS Challenge related web pages available to the public by placing them in your ‘public_html’ directory (folder).
· Creating / Posting Pages: http://www.challenge.nm.org/ctg/extras/html.shtml
Every AiS Challenge participant receives an email account for the year. You may access this account via a text-based tool, or by a graphical web-based tool.