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TECH Center usage takes off

Since opening on Jan. 5, the TECH Center has become a popular hub for students on Main Campus. The number of students using the center has increased daily, with a total of 5,616 visitors on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Students come to the center to take advantage of state-of-the-art hardware and software and to collaborate with their peers on projects in private breakout rooms.

For more information on TECH Center resources and hours, go to http://techcenter.temple.edu.

Windows 98 and Windows Me users need to upgrade

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue support for Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me. As of July 11, Microsoft will no longer provide public and technical support and security updates for these systems. Microsoft will provide online help, however, for a limited period of time.

As a result, the Computer Services Help Desk will no longer support Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows Me, and strongly recommends that users upgrade to Windows XP. Faculty and staff can obtain XP at no charge for existing on-campus computers, and students can purchase XP at a substantial discount.

For information on upgrading to Windows XP, go to http://cs.temple.edu/windowsupgradehelp.html.

If you need additional assistance with upgrading your computer, contact the Help Desk at help@temple.edu or 215-204-8000.


Worm targets iChat on OS X

Symantec has announced that the OSX.Leap.A worm is targeting Macintosh OS X and spreading via the iChat instant messenger program. The worm, which infects files on Macintosh OS X version 10.4, will execute on Intel Macs but it cannot spread to other systems from these machines.

If you have the Symantec Antivirus program installed on your computer, obtain the latest definition files, which should prevent infection. Currently, Symantec is uncertain of the extent of the infection and cannot guarantee complete remediation. To obtain additional information, go to the Symantec Web site at www.symantec.com and type “osx.leap.a” in the search window.

If you have any questions, contact the Computer Services Help Desk at help@temple.edu or 215-204-8000.

 

 


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