The iMacs in the LRC in Buck have been upgraded to 10.10.5 from 10.7.5. This is very important since the older OS was not being supported by Apple, Java, Adobe or Chrome anymore. Now that the OS is up to 10.10.5, all of these are being updated and of the modules in Moodle and other websites such as YouTube and Pearson will work as they should. While I was in the LRC, I found a couple of Windows PC’s that needed attention and I did some updates on those as well. If you encounter any issues or problems that need to be addressed in the LRC, please report the problem to a lab monitor or call 3900 so they can create a help desk ticket for someone to address the issue immediately.
In efforts to try to keep the old computers in CNS E204 and E210 somewhat functional, I have installed the latest version of Google Chrome and made it the default browser on the Lab User account. I had to do this since 10.6.8 is no longer supported with Java, Flash or other OS updates. Chrome is the only browser that will work on most internet sites without getting any errors due to outdated SSL certificates or outdated plugins. While in these rooms, we also installed the latest updates to Microsoft office 2011 and cleaned up the desktops by placing all of the desktop files into one folder. Xcode was also installed but since Apple make Xcode OS specific, it is an older version so be careful creating work on these computers.
These rooms will need to be upgraded over the summer to a newer OS to support newer softwares and internet protocols.