October 2006 articles
10/24/2006 - Major Software Updates in the Coming Months
Over the next few months, our campus will experience an influx of new software product offerings from Microsoft and Apple Computer. These new products will provide a variety of enhancements to the software many of us use daily on our computers, as well as present significant changes in how these products look and how you use them. Click here for more information about IT support and the upcoming software changes.
10/17/2006 - Dell Extends Laptop Battery Recall
Dell has extended the laptop battery recall that was originally announced in August to include more models and products. From Dell.com: "Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation™ notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire." See https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com to see if your battery has been recalled and how to receive your free replacement battery.
10/12/2006 - Stay Secure - Update Your Computer's Operating System
An important part of keeping your computer safe from viruses and malicious attacks is updating your operating system (OS) regularly. Both Windows XP and Mac OS X have built in software update processes that can and should be set to update the OS automatically when new updates are available. On campus, if you do not update your OS when critical patches are available, you may lose your access to the network. Visit the ITS Security Center for more information on keeping your system secure and instructions for updating your computer's operating system.