This introductory section contains
to the SOCS
A printed version is widely available
Copie-EUS (underneath the McConnell cafeteria in the
the help desk (209N),
and at the
Unix Seminars held
at the beginning
of each semester.
Getting More Help
As the title suggests, this section is dedicated to making
sure you know what to do when you're lacking information.
It is, quite possibly, the most important section in the
Guide. The best help is self-help.
General Computing Tips
This section contains a Unix
tutorial in the form of
customized version of UNIXhelp that will answer
a great chunk of your
Unix questions. It
also contains an Internet and
Communication section that will introduce you or
better familiarize you with some basic
a Connecting with
Linux via PPP to DAS section that explains what
its title implies,
and an Oddities and
section which is designed to save you a lot of
frustration by answering the question "Why?" when
weird things happen, as well as providing tips and
explanations for things that
are specific to SOCS.
Editors, Debuggers, Compilers, and Other Tools
As a considerable chunk of your time at
be spent writing code, we've devoted an entire
section to the tools that help you to achieve this
briefly describes what tools are available and how to use
them, as well as going into more detail about some of the
the more commonly-used editors; Compilers and
provides information ranging from the most
basic options for compiling code, to compilation options that
can actually make your coding efforts easier and better; the
section outlines the debugging tools available and how to use
them in a useful way; the Other Tools
section covers useful programming tools that don't fall into
any of the above categories.
Currently, only the Editors
section is available.
This section contains everything from really
useful information to writing that's pure
entertainment. In short, it's the stuff that
couldn't fit anywhere else and much of it is highly
You'll find everything from
commentary on "flaming",
to how to get Internships.
This is a good section to read when you need a break
from the heavy-duty computer stuff in the other
(not yet complete)
A few useful links to other related sites can be
found here. Some are McGill and/or SOCS-specific,
other are useful just for general help.
Contributors and History of Changes
If you're interested in finding out more about the people who
volunteered their considerable efforts and made this project
possible, you'll want to peruse this section.
Additionally, you'll find the
History of Changes here,
which is useful to keep an eye on for corrections or new
If you'd like to give us some feedback on the site, anything
from a detailed critique to a dislike of our colour scheme,
the Feedback page is the place to do it.
In addition, you can be added to our mailing list and kept
informed of changes to the site.