Standard Software

Compliance with these standards ensures your computers and software will be supported by the ITS Support Center. Support for non-standard equipment and software will be referred to your Divisional LiaisonUCSC's Minimum Network Connectivity Requirements require devices connected to the campus network to run versions of operating system and application software for which security updates are made available.

Standard Operating Systems


  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Mac OS X

  • OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • OS X Lion (10.7)
  • OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) - to be retired in 2015

Supported Software

Office Suite
Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 (Windows)
Microsoft Office 2008, 2011 (Mac)

Email & Calendar Clients

Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 (Windows)
Thunderbird (Windows, Mac)
Apple Mail (Mac)

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer
Chrome more info

Desktop Security for University-Owned Computers
Sophos Anti-Virus 10.3 (Windows)
Sophos Anti-Virus 9 (Mac) 

Desktop Security for Student-Owned Computers
Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows)
Sophos Mac Home Edition

Adobe Acrobat Standard/Professional XI, X (Windows, Mac)
Adobe Reader XI, X (Windows, Mac) 

Database Client
FileMaker Pro 10, 11, 12, 13 (Windows, Mac)

Campus Business System Support
Java Runtime Environment
OnNet TN3270 (Windows)
Brown TN3270 (Mac)
Stunnel (Windows)