For the Fall 2015 semester, the CLC managed lab Macs will be rebuilt with the next major version of OS X, named "Yosemite" (10.10). Because this rebuild requires all software to be reinstalled, we are asking faculty and students to submit their software requests for the upcoming academic year (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016). Please be aware that none of the currently installed Mac labs software will be reinstalled without being requested.
Over the holiday break the CLC Mac Lab systems were upgraded to OS X 10.9.5.
Also during this time numerous applications were updated including the Apple Xcode 6 software development environment, which can be used for developing apps for Mac and iOS devices. Other updated software includes Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, Oracle Java, Adobe Flash and many more.
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.
We have been investigating and working on the slow Mac logins that some users are experiencing. We have been working very hard to identify the root cause and solution, and we apologize for the delayed logins.