Debathena is the technology powering the newest Athena workstations running Ubuntu Linux, as well as hundreds of Debian and Ubuntu desktops and laptops across MIT, by providing Athena workstation software via Debian packages and repositories.
On your personal computer, installing Debathena will give you easy access to the software and files in Athena AFS lockers, as well as to standard Athena commands and utilities. You can also install the set of packages for a private workstation or server with Athena accounts, or choose any set of of packages in between.
Debathena was created by SIPB, MIT's student computing group, and is now a collaboration between SIPB and IS&T, the central IT department. Debathena powers SIPB’s public dialup server Linerva, and the new Athena software in the public clusters.