Labs

Information pertinent to all CLC labs

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Updates

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The suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications in the CLC Mac Labs will be upgraded overnight on Saturday, October 18th. This upgrade will help to resolve multiple software and compatibility issues.

Mac Login denied? Restart to fix it!

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We've been investigating and working very hard to isolate an issue where the Mac Lab, Kiosk or Podium computers won't allow any logins. This is a rare issue and not wide spread, but since we've received a few reports of it we wanted to post this information.

If you experience this issue please click the 'Restart' icon at the bottom of the Mac OS X login window, wait for the Mac to restart and then login.

We will continue to dig deep on this issue and follow up with another NewsFlash once we have any additional information.

Fall 2014 CLC Lab Mac Upgrades

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As part of the annual summer CLC lab upgrades, the following computer Labs have been upgraded with new Macs:

Linux Labs Retiring June 30th

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On June 30th, we will be retiring the Linux Labs in EES 120 and Pollock 201.  At that time we will be erasing the hard drives and imaging with a Windows operating system.  

We are asking anyone who may have left files on these computers to retrieve them before June 27th.  After that date, all data on the computers will be erased.

If you have any questions, please let us know at: clc-linux [at] lists [dot] psu [dot] edu

 

Lab Macs: Software Requests due July 1, 2014

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For the 2014 Fall semester we are reviewing all currently installed Mac Lab applications and removing those that are outdated or have low usage rates. This review process is conducted every summer when upgrading applications and operating systems in all Mac lab locations.
 
Therefore, all software requests must be submitted by July 1, 2014 to ensure the software is available in time for the start of the 2014 Fall semester.

Windows Roaming Profile Size increased to 100MB

In order to improve the end user experience for CLM Windows Lab Machines, Classroom and Lab Computing has increased the roaming profile size from 60MB to 100MB. This should allow users more flexibility in using lab applications for classwork. 

Chrome and Firefox Bookmark Files Being Backed Up

Chrome and Firefox bookmark files, stored in your roaming profile, are being backed up daily (around 3:30am) to your UDrive space in case you have to clear your roaming profile.   You will see a V:\Backup\Bookmarks folder of you have such a backup.  IE Favorites are redirected to your "Home Folder" which is PASS or UDrive, and won't disappear if a roaming profile is cleared.

A new version of "PSU Alerts" that will restore such a file should be out this week.