Desktop Computers and Software

The College of Engineering and the Engineering Workstations Labs (EWS) are committed to providing a secure computing environment. To achieve this goal, EWS has disabled any protocols that transmit clear text passwords. EWS users should use SSH and/or SFTP clients to connect to linux.ews.illinois.edu. To download and use secure clients, see "configuring and using Cygwin" on this page.

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The X Window System is used on many Linux machines. Under this system, it easy to run programs remotely and make them appear as if they were run on the local machine.

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To run applications with X-forwarding on a non-ews unix/linux machine, make sure you have X and SSH installed.

Connecting and running an application:

  • Once you have X running on your system, open an xterm. At the prompt, connect to an EWS workstation by typing: ssh -X your_netid [at] linux.ews.illinois.edu

  • The -X enables X11 forwarding.

  • Run the selected application (ie. Mathematica) from the command prompt.

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Download and install the Citrix Reciever app from the iTunes App Store on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

To use the Citrix Applications, connect to the campus network by connecting to the campus wifi or by setting up a VPN.

Once the app is installed and you're connected to the campus network, Launch the app.

Select Add account.

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In your Applications menu on the top-left, select EWS Software -> EWS Citrix Reciever

Make sure that you are in XenApp view by going to View -> Citrix XenApp

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  1. Download the Citrix Receiver application from http://www.citrix.com/go/receiver and install it to your machine. If you have an older version installed, please upgrade to the newest version.
     

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The instructions below will get you started using Citrix on your personal Windows machine. You can also follow the windows instructions 3 through 10 to access Citrix applications from campus computer labs.

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