New version of UiO Programkiosk
UiO Programkiosk 2.0 was launched in late april. The kiosk contains UiO’s selection of programs that you can use without downloading them first. The new kiosk is also available to more users than ever before.
Users using Windows, OS X and Linux can access the UiO Programkiosk by logging in from the UiO Programkiosk homepage. You can also use other browsers than Internet Explorer, like Chrome or Firefox.
If you are planning to use a statistics program or if you are using a substantial amount of copy/paste, you still have to install a program to gain full access to UiO Programkiosk. Luckily, this is much easier than previously, and the user experience is much better.
Free for all students and employees
By using UiO Programkiosk you can use many popular programs without installing it on your computer. You can use it from home, while travelling or at work. UiO Programkiosk is open and free for all students and employees. In addition to giving you access to the programs, you can also access your home disk.
UiO Programkiosk has about 800 active users a day.
The kiosk is based on Remote Desktop technology, but the user experience was developed at USIT.
Same access for more users
– Programkiosk 2.0 has been moved to a new base which gives us better performance, better administration and centralization. We have also gained a larger software portfolio, Ketil Klepsvik, seniorengineer at USIT, says.
Another change is that the OS X users now have the same access to applications and services as Window users.
– We went from Citrix to VMWare, which is a much better client on OS X and Linux. I addition, VMWare gives us the opportunity to open applications directly in the browser.
Targeted towards research and eduction
The primary task of UiO Programkiosk has been changed in this new version. It is now more targeted towards research and education, and these applications have priority over others. The application management group at USIT has developed the cooperation with the faculties, which has resulted in a cooperation with the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences.