There are several alternative ways of getting graphical access to the IT Unix systems. There are two that you might find particularly useful:
- Remote Desktop Connection is an application that runs on a Windows or Mac desktop. This app is pre-installed on Windows machines, while Mac users can get it at the App Store.
- The X Windows system lets you create windows on the Unix systems that appear on your Mac desktop. Windows for Unix applications are intermingled with windows for applications that are running locally on the Mac.