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  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS End-of-Life

    Apr 24, 2017 We recently blogged about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (and its variants), as well as Windows Vista, turning 10 years old and going End-of-Life.       

  • Windows Vista End-of-Life

    Apr 17, 2017 Microsoft Windows Vista turned 10 years old and reached its end-of-life (EOL) on April 11, 2017.  As such, Microsoft no longer offers security updates, technical support, software, and content updates for Vista.  Machines running Vista no longer meet UT minimum security requirements, leaving these systems vulnerable to attacks. In addition, new hardware, software, and third party software updates may no longer work with Windows Vista. In short, keeping Windows Vista installed on your systems is[…]

  • Survey Says...

    Apr 10, 2017 Did you know that UT faculty, staff and students have access to a world-class and easy-to-use online survey tool?The web-based survey tool Qualtrics is available to all current university faculty, staff and students, and is approved for sensitive data (including FERPA, HIPAA and IRB). This powerful survey tool can support your research, teaching, administrative, and schoolwork needs.       

  • RHEL5, CentOS5, and SL5 End-of-Life Notice

    Apr 3, 2017 It is hard to believe that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and the various distributions based on it (CentOS, Scientific Linux, and others) turned 10 years old last month!With their 10th birthday on March 31st they've reached end-of-life, which means that maintenance will cease, and there will be no further updates to any software installed via vendor packages.       


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