The desktop Windows operating system and many third party applications (Firefox, Flash, Java, Adobe Reader, etc.) received security patches over the summer. If you have not used your computer prior to these releases, they will automatically begin to download to your system when you turn it on. As the critical patches are installed, machines may experience a temporary decline in performance. The installations may take a little longer than normal, but they are critical to the health and performance of your machine and the campus network, so we appreciate your patience in taking the necessary time for them to complete.
Many software applications have been upgraded in our computer lab facilities including Matlab, Maple, Mathematica, R for Windows, Crystal Ball and Panopto. In classrooms and lab locations, 91 new systems were installed and 82 other systems received hardware upgrades.