Apple’s newest operating system, Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), is now available for download at no cost via the campus’s Apple Education Licensing Program (AELP) at http://oit.colorado.edu/aelp/lion; however, users are cautioned against upgrading due to incompatibilities with a number of critical campus services. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends waiting to upgrade until commonly used applications are supported and compatible. In the meantime Lion has been made available with the intent to allow for testing and development work related to Lion. If you wish to help us test Lion, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss how to share your findings.
Early testing conducted by OIT has found incompatibilities, most notably with the campus VPN service and PGP encryption service.PGP warns there can be serious consequences including loss of data. PGP is currently working on a product release update to support Lion with a targeted availability in the next few months. OIT is currently working with vendors of these incompatible services to remediate them as quickly as possible. The status of the incompatibilities will be updated at http://oit.colorado.edu/aelp/lion.
The Apple Education Licensing Program (AELP) provides licenses as a common good to CU-Boulder faculty and staff for select Apple products and upgrades. Apple software offered through this program is only available for computers purchased with CU-Boulder funds. Learn more at http://oit.colorado.edu/aelp.