Using My Virtual Computing Lab from a Linux operating system requires a special remote desktop app that you download from Sourceforge. You can access the software in My Virtual Computing Lab using this app, as well as save work to your UBfs Myfiles (S: drive) or your local hard drive (C: drive) and print to any connected printer.
My Virtual Computing Lab is available for use by current UB students, as well as faculty and staff paid by UB. It is not available for use by retirees, alumni or employees paid by sources other than UB.
To run Remote Desktop, you need:
If you are off campus, you must connect to the Internet with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Time Warner or Verizon, then run Cisco AnyConnect software before you connect to My Virtual Computing Lab.
Some Linux installations may already have rdesktop installed. Check in your Applications/Installed directory.
You may choose to make some of the resources on your local
computer available to you during your remote session, including
your printer, USB drives, mapped drives, your clipboard and more.
You may also customize display and performance options. Remote
session options must be set before you connect to the remote
These instructions assume you already downloaded and installed
Connect to My Virtual Computing Lab.
You are now connected.