[TriLUG] CHCCS Connect 2 School
Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Tue Jan 5 09:11:00 EST 2010
Has anyone setup a linux client for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school's
Citrix system for students? Why I ask:
I'm setting up a netbook (a System76 starling running ubuntu jaunty)
for my GF's daughter, who attends Smith and uses Connect 2 School
to do and submit homework. I note
> Connect 2 School is the district's application and virtual desktop
> delivery system. [...] Citrix XenApp [formerly MetaFrame] is the
> product that makes all this possible.
I'm assuming this can be accessed from a linux, despite
> Q What operating systems are supported by Connect 2 School?
> A Windows 2000, XP, and Mac OS 9.2 is the minimum supported.
> OS 9.2 will work without an installed Citrix client. (Note: OS 9.0
> and OS 9.1 will not work unless the Internet Explorer (IE) version
> is at 5.4 or higher. This is a Java issue prior to OS 9.2 that
> prevents a Citrix desktop from being launched via the web
> interface.) [But] Internet Explorer is no longer supported for Mac
> users. Use Safari or Mozilla instead.
it sounds like I'll just need Java, a Java-enabled browser (presumably
firefox), and a Citrix client (perhaps only for troubleshooting).
Can someone who has already done this, preferably on ubuntu, share
their experience? If not, I'll try
One more general side question: Citrix offers version 11.0 linux
but just a tarball and an RPM. Given that I'm running ubuntu, would
alien improve my life, or am I better off installing the tarball?
Feel free to respond directly to me as well as the list, and TIA,
Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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