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Recommended software

Operating systems support by the University

 

Desktop Operating Systems  Comments 
Windows 7 Enterprise#
English language version 
 
  • USQ Preferred Operating System
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Pre-requisite if enrolled in Faculty of Business courses that use Java, Oracle or .NET
  • Support is limited to connectivity issues with USQ
  • Must be fully patched and have all the latest upgrades available from the manufacturer (Note USQ is currently using Service Pack 1)
  • Issues regarding software compatibility and peripheral hardware are the owner's responsibility.
Windows XP all other editions#
English language version 
 
  • Is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not recommended
Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Limited support for connectivity issues with USQ systems and services.
  • Issues regarding software compatibility and peripheral hardware are the owner's responsibility
IOS
  •  Support is limited to connectivity issues with USQ systems and services.
Linux 
  • Linux is not widely used across the University. It is supported for students in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
Android (BYOD) 
  • Support is limited to connectivity issues with USQ wireless.

 NOTE - Students should check for specialised computing requirements for their courses

 

Operating systems unsupported by the University

Desktop Operating Systems   Comments 
Mac System less than OS X 10.5 
  • May not be fully compatible with USQ IT systems and/or IT security requirements 
Windows Vista 
  • Not supported by USQ 
Windows 95, 98 and 98 SE, Windows XP 
  • No longer supported by Microsoft  
  • Might be compatible with USQ IT systems and/or IT security
  • Many people use Win 98 Second Edition successfully but it is not supported.
Windows Me
(Millennium Edition) 
 
  • May not be compatible with USQ IT systems and/or IT security requirements. 
Windows NT4 Workstation 
  • No longer supported by Microsoft  
  • Might be compatible with USQ IT systems and/or IT security requirements but it is not supported.

If you require further information on recommended hardware please contact the ICT Service Desk.