What is the WUR AppStore
The WUR Appstore is the place where you will be able to download, link to, or virtually access the software you need for your study programme and courses. Not only during the computer practicals and courses, but also for self-study.
To safely use the study and course software, you need to connect your laptop to the WUR network with your WUR account. Windows 10 or 11 Education or Windows Professional is needed on your laptop to be able to access the WUR Appstore. If you are using a Home edition of Windows 10 or 11, you will be automatically upgraded to the Education version.
A lot of course software used in computer practicals is based on the Windows operating system. Therefore WUR is using Windows as the standard.
If you use a MacBook and want to use your own laptop for the course software, you first need to order Windows 10 Education and Parallels Desktop on SURFspot.nl to run Windows on Mac.
Make sure you have the WUR Appstore installed on your laptop and the necessary course software is downloaded before the start of the computer practical.
NB: if the software is freely available to download and has a Mac version available, you might be able to find this software by yourself. However, using Parallels and the WUR AppStore creates a central hub to find all software needed in the right versions, and sometimes includes plug-ins or libraries your lecturer has prepared for you.