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Support ending -- Update Now

UVM's Information Technology Standards Committee, an open group of computer users and technical support people, has announced the discontinuation of UVM support for aging software.  As students, faculty, and staff members plan to meet their computing needs -- and budgets -- in the year ahead, here are reminders of support changes coming up:  

  • Support for Van Dyke's CRT Telnet application will end effective June 30, 2003
  • Macintosh OS System 8.x support ends Dec. 31, 2003 
  • Macintosh OS System 9.x support ends Dec. 31, 2003
  • Support for windows 98 will end effective June 30, 2004 
  • Support for Microsoft Office 97 will end effective June 30, 2004
  • Support for Microsoft Office 98 for Macintosh will end effective June 30, 2004

The full standards announcement is online on the Standards Committee's Web pages.  

In most cases, departments and individuals will have replaced computers running the phased out software well before the end-of-support dates.  Some computers running phased out software are able to run newer software versions; please contact Computing and Information Technology if you need help assessing whether your computer is capable.  UVM has negotiated substantial discounts on software.  And the Computer Advance Program (CAP) is available to subsidize departmental purchases of new computers.  Dean Williams

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Last modified July 01 2003 04:06 PM

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