Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Apple Software Update offers Safari 3.1 Web browser

Apple's QuickTime software allows your Enterprise computer to view graphics, videos, on-line video streams (ex: Candidate Interviews in the College). We've recommended and installed QuickTime for a number of years. In the past year, Apple has included software called 'Apple Software Update' as part of the QuickTime install. In our How To Install QuickTime for Windows using the Standalone Installer, we recommend that this software is installed. The Apple Software Update software looked for new releases of QuickTime and prompted you to install new versions.

On March 18, 2008 Apple began offering their current web browser, Safari v3.1, via Apple Software Update as well.

We recommend that you do not install Safari on your Enterprise computer.

You should un-check this option if it appears. We also strongly recommend that you use Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser. As an example, Internet Explorer is compatible with the College's SharePoint sites. If you use multiple browsers, we recommend that you use IE as your default browser. To minimize software conflicts do not run different browsers at the same time. If conflicts appear, you may need to reboot your computer and run only the browser of your choice.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sun ODF Plugin 1.1 for Microsoft Office

The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office allows users of Microsoft Office to read, edit and save to the Open Document Format (ODF). The new version (1.1) adds more languages and improves the import and export of ODF files into Microsoft Office, increasing the interoperability of the Plugin.

The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office gives users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document Format (ODF). The plugin works with Microsoft Office 2007 (Service Pack 1 or higher).

Note: You would only need to download and isntall this software if you commonly receive StarOffice or OpenOffice attachments from others.

FAQs for Sun ODF Plugin 1.1 for Microsoft Office

Link to Download the software is on the above page.

Sun Releases Java(TM) 6 Update 5

As of March 5, 2008, the current version of Sun's Java client is Java(TM) 6 Update 5.

Plase follow our "How To Update Sun's Java Software" to update your Java software.

This release contains fixes for one or more security vulnerabilities.

Older versions of Sun Java are not removed from your system when downloading and installing new versions from Sun. Therefore, if you have the latest Sun Java version installed, then you should consider removing all older versions of Sun Java from your system. This can be done via "Add/Remove Programs" in the Microsoft Windows "Control Panel".