Most graduate students are provided with Sun Ray terminals on their desktops. They have a number of useful but not-so-intuitive features.
Sun rays may be connected to servers running Solaris 10 or RedHat Linux. If you'd like to switch the native operating system of your Sun Ray terminal, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While Windows sessions are not directly available, you can run the command /usr/local/bin/windows to bring up a remote desktop session attached to a Windows computer.
Note that you need a Windows account and password to be able to log into the rdesktop server. Visit Staffworld, AVW 4120, if you don't already have one.