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So what can you do with a SunRay?

Almost anything you can do on a regular PC, including accessing USB drives. Microsoft Office, Mozilla Firefox, the GIMP image editor, and Windows Media Player are installed on the terminal server.

What you won't be able to do

SunRays are not normal PCs, and do not run Windows. This means some things may be just a little different:

  • You wont be able to install your own Windows applications
  • 3D graphics (OpenGL or Microsoft DirectX) applications will run very slowly.
  • You can't add your own printers or device drivers.

Some Nice Things to Know

Make sure you look around the Applications menu in the upper left corner of the screen. Some standard applications have slightly different names than you may be used to:

  • Firefox is the standard web browser, but flash videos will play more quickly in Internet Explorer.
  • To access a USB drive, Click the Start Button->Computer, then select the drive labeled "USB"
Get ITS Help

You can now request ITS help online by using the Eckerd College ITS ticket system. Request help here.

Google Apps for Edu


Eckerd uses Google Apps for Education (GAE)! GAE is a hosted suite of applications including communication (Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar) and collaboration (Google Docs, Google Video, Google Sites) tools. Learn more | Google Apps Status Dashboard

Microsoft IT Academy

Eckerd provides self-paced instruction through Microsoft IT Academy. Contact John Duff to request an access code for your course. Access Microsoft IT Academy here.