Most Linux machines in Natural Sciences computing are running a derivative of RedHat Enterprise with the same software base. Whether you are using one of our Linux compute servers, or a desktop machine, the environment should be very similar. If you have difficulties, or notice missing packages, don't hesitate to let us know.
Documentation may often be found in
/usr/share/doc/packagename. Alternatively, try
man 'application-name'to view the manual page.