The MHV space has a number of desktop computers for use by members. Some of these are connected to particular pieces of equipment such as 3D printers and engravers. The general rule is that computers can be used by members and visitors but should be left “as found” - eg. with their peripherals connected.
Each computer will have a login and password for the default user (usually “mhv” or the name of its main dedicated peripheral, such as “printer”). This user name and the associated password should be written on a card or sticker affixed to the computer. Most of the MHV desktop machines will be hardwired to the internet server. If not, the wireless ssid and password are displayed on signs around the space.
Each computer will probably be setup differently. Generally they will be running a recent Linux distro (usually Ubuntu) and have a suite of installed software that reflects their main or recent uses. The default login for the Linux machines has administrator privileges, so installing new software and creating new user accounts is allowed.
If you are likely to be using a particular machine for an extended period, it is OK to create your own user account on that machine and to set up that account to suit your intended use.
Please be aware that: