The FSU Computer Standards Committee is recommending the following software packages as the standard software load on Apple computers for students:
Some academic programs require students to purchase special software. Students should talk to their academic program office staff or instructor to obtain a list of software required for their program. Most software required by different programs at Ferris are available for use on lab computers on campus. Talk to your instructor for lab locations or find out if the software is available on any of the FLITE open lab computers here.
Kendall College of Art & Design technology requirements for students are available here.
The Microsoft Office suite (Windows & Mac versions), Windows operating system, and some Adobe software is available for purchase at a reduced price from the Student Technology Services Store. Click here to go to the STS Store.
Antivirus software must be on the approved antivirus software list. Antivirus definitions must be no older than 14 days old.
Below is a current listing of Java and browser versions compatible with FSU web-based applications:
|System||Java 1.70 update 71||IE10||IE11||FireFox 25.x||Chrome 25|
|FerrisConnect Blackboard 9.1||Works||Works||Works||Works||Works|
|Millenium 2013||Works||Works||Works||Does not work||Does not work|
|System||Java 7 update 51||Flash 11.6||Safari 7||Firefox
|Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)||Not Tested||Not Tested||Not Tested||Not Tested||Not Tested|
|Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
|Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Note: Kronos is not supported on a Mac
Table last updated Feb 2015
Posted: October 28, 2013