iSolutions have temporarily made some CLS rooms available to access from off campus, via our Southampton Virtual Environment Service (SVE). This is so that students can quickly and easily access software which isn't available for installation on their home computer (via software.soton.ac.uk), or which is unsuitable for use either on their home operating system or in the regular Southampton Virtual environment.
Due to technical limitations of the way we've managed to get this working, it will only work from a Windows computer (i.e. your home PC needs to be running Windows). This is because the VMWare Horizon client relies on the remote desktop component built into Windows (and which is not available in macOS).
There is, however, a workaround for this for macOS users - you can use a product called "VMware Fusion" (free to use under our Campus Agreement) to install a virtual copy of Windows on your macOS device (also covered by our campus agreement) and then use that to install and run the VMware Horizon client to get access to the specialist CLS pools in SVE.
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