Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, and Web Browsers
Learn more about use, known issues, and support of these software releases at Boston College.
- Mac: Mavericks (Mac OS 10.9) | Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8)
- Windows: Windows 8.1 | Windows 7
Note: Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP on April 8, 2014.
- Mobile Devices
Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) is the recommended web browser on campus. Download Firefox ESR for free from Mozilla.
Google Chrome is a popular browser on campus. While it is not recommended for BC-specific web applications, it can be used for general web browsing for most websites.
IE9 was released by Microsoft in March 2011. Currently, BC’s ITS is testing this web browser on campus. If you choose to install IE9, you may experience some compatibility issues with some websites.
In March 2009, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8. Currently, IE8 is deployed on all BCCR computers and is the recommended version of Internet Explorer at BC.