Any new PC with Ubuntu Linux should be able to run GCWerks for several instruments. A minimum of 4GB RAM and 200GB disk spare are recommended. For running instruments, a second network card is suggested.
GCWerks requires Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS or higher. Install 64-bit Linux unless your hardware requires 32-bit.
Updating and installing packages
After installing Ubuntu, configure the network and install the latest updates:
sudo -i apt update apt full-upgrade reboot
After updates are installed, and the computer has rebooted, then install packages:
apt install openssh-server - for remote ssh access apt install msmtp - for alarm emails apt install tightvncserver - for remote VNC desktop
The firewall should be enabled, allowing only ssh access (port 22). Remote desktops should always be accessed through ssh.
ufw allow 22 ufw enable ufw status