IT Services is proposing to move all its general access PCs to Windows XP during the 2006 summer vacation so that it is in place for the start of the 2006-2007 Academic Year.
As many of you know we consulted widely with an online survey of staff and student views during the spring term. We are now in a position to publish a list of software that will be installed on the new Windows XP student desktop.
Although there remain a few outstanding issues, we thought it was important to announce the list of software to enable lecturers and teaching staff to plan for the forthcoming academic year.
If you currently use the GTS (general teaching space) computer cluster rooms for your teaching it is important that you check the software list so that you are aware of any software version changes and that the software you use for teaching has been transferred.
The list is in the form of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which consists of four separate work sheets. Please check all the information particularly the sheet listing the software that will not be installed on the new student desktop. The list is available online at:
and can also be found under the heading Software review on:
If you have any questions relating to the conclusions of this review, please do not hesitate to contact Patricia O’Brien, Software Application Manager, tel. 2550 or email:Patricia O-Brien@sussex.ac.uk
IT Services would like to thank everyone who participated in this review.
Updated on 29 October 2010