Thursday, July 10, 2008

Adobe Reader v9.0 is Available

As of June 25, 2008, the current version of the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader is version 9.0.0.

NOTE: If you have version 8.1.2 with Security Update 1 of either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, you do not need to update to version 9.0.0. You can continue to use the 8.1.2 version.

If you would like to install the new Adobe Reader, please see our How To Install and Configure Adobe Reader v9 for Windows for steps on updating Adobe Reader to the current version.

If you would like to purchase a license for the "full" version of Adobe Acrobat 9, this is available to faculty, staff and students at the Penn State Computer Store at Adobe Acrobat is Departmental Site Licensed software.

From the Computer Store's home page, click Departmental Licenses then click Adobe License. You will see a Acrobat 9 Pro Win License ($56.00 SLWNSR046) and Acrobat 9 Pro Win DVD Media ($7.50 SMWNSR054). These are sold separately. Why? Often a Department will buy 1 copy of the media. Then Faculty or Staff purchase their individual license for $40. You can then sign out the departmental DVD for the install. But, if you want a DVD of your own, you would need to purchase both a copy of the media along with a paper license.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sun Releases Java(TM) 6 Update 7

As of July 9, 2008, the current version of Sun's Java client is Java(TM) 6 Update 7. Please follow our "How To Update Sun's Java Software" to update your Java software.

Fixed: This release contains fixes for one or more security vulnerabilities.

Note: 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".