Virtual software systems, also known as 'application virtualization' technologies, allow users to run numerous programs that aren’t installed on their devices by installing a single piece of client software (Citrix Receiver / Workspace), and using it to connect to a central server on which the programs actually run. This enables Android, iOS or Mac users to easily access software that is only written for Windows, for example. Lehigh now uses Citrix for this, and has a customized implementation called 'LUapps'.
Once connected to the LUapps storefront, users see a menu of programs they can run virtually on their devices. The programs on the system default to using network storage for opening and saving files, and within the virtual environment, the storage options can become complex. Users will need to become familiar with finding and using these options.
Note: to use Citrix, devices must be connected to the Lehigh network, either directly, with an Ethernet cable, or through the Lehigh secure wireless service, or remotely via the VPN from off-campus.
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