Apple’s newest operating system, Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion), is now available for download at no cost, for computers purchased with CU-Boulder funds, via the campus’s Apple volume licensing agreement at http://oit.colorado.edu/apple-software/mountain-lion.
Symantec has released a notification stating users that utilize a MacBook Air (Model 5,2) or a MacBook Pro (Model 10,1) should not enable the PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) feature. Enabling the feature will create problems at boot-time that will render the MacBook un-bootable.
Due to past issues when upgrading OS X, Symantec is advising that users currently encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption or SEE Full Disk Encryption for Macs should NOT upgrade to OS X 10.8 when made available by Apple.
Symantec will release more information once it is available.
The campus VPN service now includes a mobile app that allows Apple devices to use the VPN. Junos Pulse is a free application available in the Apple App Store. The campus VPN allows you to make a secure on-campus network connection, when you are off campus or on UCB Wireless, so you can access restricted campus services such as library resources or file servers. Currently CU-Boulder does not officially support a VPN option for Android users. Although, there is a Junos Pulse application for Android, it does not have full functionality and is not recommended.