Supported Software
Information Systems · Standards

Computer Operating Systems

  SUPPORT COMMENTS
MAC System 10 or > Yes Older versions of the MAC OS are not supported.
Windows 98 No  
Windows Me (Millennium Edition)  No  
Windows NT 4 Workstation No  
Windows 2000 Professional Yes
 
Windows XP Professional Yes
This is the standard Operating System.  Please purchase 32 bit encryption.
Windows XP Home Edition No  
Windows Vista Enterprise Edition (32 -bit) Yes Windows Vista is now supported by Health IS, we recommend installing Vista Service Pack 1.  Some older versions of programs may not work with Vista, so please consult your documentation before choosing to upgrade.
 
 
Applications / Software
 
Windows Mac OS COMMENTS
Adobe Acrobat Reader Yes

Yes

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CheckPoint SecuRemote Client Yes

 N/A

For access to campus systems from off-campus.
McAfee Virus Scan Yes

 Yes

Required on all systems attaching to the HSC Network
Microsoft Access 2007 Yes Yes
 .
Microsoft Entourage NA Yes Recommended Mac E-Mail Client
Microsoft Excel 2007 Yes Yes
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Microsoft FrontPage 2003 Yes Yes
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Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.x Yes N/A Recommended Web Browser for PC's using Clinical Applications.
Microsoft Internet Explorer v7.x Yes N/A Recommended Web Browser for Windows PCs that are not using Clinical Applications.
Microsoft Outlook 2007

Yes

 N/A

Recommended E-Mail Client
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Yes Yes
 
Microsoft Word 2007 Yes Yes
 
Microsoft Office 2003 Yes Yes
 
Mozilla Firefox 2.x, 3.x No No
A good alternative browser, but we donít support Firefox officially because some mission-critical, 3rd-party applications rely on ActiveX technology to run optimally in a Windows environment. For Mac users, Firefox 3 only run on the 2 newest versions of OS X, Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).
Opera 8.x, 9.x No No
A good alternative browser, but we donít support Opera officially because some mission-critical, 3rd-party applications rely on ActiveX technology to run optimally in a Windows environment. For Mac users, Opera 9.x only run on the 3 latest versions of OS X, Panther (10.3), Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5).
Checkpoint Connectra VPN Yes Yes
Our primary solution for accessing Health resources remotely.
Virex Virus Scan  N/A Yes This product has been discontinued, and is now known as Mcaffee Virus Scan for MAC.