Welcome back for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Here is a short list of the major changes for this academic year. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket online at http://CAD-helpdesk.rit.edu.
Free Software for Students:
- Go Here and join the Autodesk Community to Access Free* student downloads http://students.autodesk.com/
- Macs — All computers are moving to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x. Mountain Lion is on hold until further notice.
- PCs — Windows 7 (no change)
- Adobe Suite — All versions have been updated to the latest release of 6.0.
- Apple Final Cut Pro — FCP 7 is no longer available and has been removed. FCP X is now the standard Apple Pro editing suite
- AutoDesk Software — 2013 versions will be deployed to the labs for the start of Fall. Please make a request for the software to be applied to your computer.
- Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac — Installed in all Mac labs. It is recommeneded that users of 2008 be updated at their earliest convenience. Please make an appointment via http://CAD-helpdesk.rit.edu
- Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon w/ 8 GB RAM and 24″ NEC displays
*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software. The software is for personal use for education purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.
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