New Internet Tools CD, computer recommendations available

As summer begins, two preparations for the fall are already in place: the update of the Internet Tools CD, and the yearly update to the recommended computer configurations, mostly for students.

The CD, free to faculty, staff and students, includes the latest versions of Sophos Anti-Virus and EndNote bibliographic software, plus security tools to help keep computers safe when online. Get a copy of the CD at the IT Express Help Desk in 182 Shields Library, or download the software. Email questions to

The computer recommendations describe the configurations for laptops and desktops, either Apples or PCs, that work best in the campus's computing environment. Information and Educational Technology works with the campus technical community to update the recommendations each year. Students are advised, for example, to choose laptops over desktops, and to check with their school or college to find out if the school or college has specific recommendations or requirements for computers.