Faculty/Staff, Apple recently released its newest operating system named Mavericks (OS X 10.9). While the update from Mountain Lion (10.8) to Mavericks isn’t expected to be dramatic, IT still needs to test key applications and University systems before installing it on campus machines. This is a standard process and one that applies to all future releases of new operating systems.
Some common software applications have already been reported to have issues with Mavericks and it is customary for vendors to have 60 to 90 days to fully support the release of a new operating system.
Once the new operating system has been tested and is compatible with University technology then we will be able to upgrade machines based on a business need. We expect to complete this process and begin support for OS X 10.9 in December of 2013, if not earlier.
While OS X 10.9 is free, we ask that upgrades to University owned systems be coordinated through the HelpDesk. Please, do not perform this upgrade on your own. If you have any questions, contact the IT Support HelpDesk at (817) 257-6855.