I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather may question is am I allowed to boot up an Ubuntu live USB (or install it on a VM) and use the OS to do things at work?
Things like open terminal, connect old drives from our environment and use the shred command to wipe them? It's obvious to me that I'm allowed to do this for one of my own personal drives at home, but is this legal to do at my work as part of the operations of a university IT team? Can I legally use Ubuntu as part of my job as a commercial technician for free?
If so, can someone please cite the legalese?
If not, can someone please suggest other Linux distros which can be?