All new computers purchased through ETS will be installed with Windows 10 Enterprise.
All college Window computer labs now use Windows Server 2012.
All college Linux labs now use CentOS 7
Transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10
All new desktop systems will be installed with Windows 10. As of January 14, 2020, with Microsoft ending support for Windows 7, ETS will not support Windows 7. Windows XP and Vista are not allowed on the CSU network.
Supported Operating Systems
Computers connected to the Engineering network must have a supported operating system and, if Microsoft based, be added to the Engineering domain. Computers with unsupported operating systems risk being disconnected from the physical network.
- CentOS 7.x or greater
- Mac OS X 10.10 or greater
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 and 8.1
- Microsoft Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise
- Mint is the preferred, Ubuntu and CentOS if necessary (latest two releases)
- Mac OS X 10.0 – 10.9
- Microsoft Windows 8 and RT
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Solaris variants
- BSD variants
- Mac OS 8 & 9 (all releases)
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
- All other operating systems not in the “supported” or “unsupported” lists
A lack of support for operating systems is due to many factors, including recent Microsoft Windows security updates, the difficulty of integration into our network, Microsoft’s planned obsolescence of its older operating systems, and the natural obsolescence of software. More recently, the advent of more persistent computer viruses and related Spyware and other Malware mean that older operating systems pose a threat to the security of the entire network. For this reason, please work with ETS to ensure that older operating systems are phased out.