Windows XP is an operating system made by Microsoft Corporation. It was first released in October, 2001 and continues to be one of the most common operating systems used on personal computers today. However, Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 support will end April 8th, 2014. Wikipedia has a Windows XP article which contains additional general information about the Operating System.
Connecting to the Network
Technology Services requires Windows machines connected to our network to meet certain basic requirements:
- Your computer must have the most recent Windows updates
- Your computer must have Symantec Anti-Virus installed and have updated virus definitions
Please note: Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, Gustavus Technology Services will no longer offer Symantec Endpoint Protection for installation on personally-owned computers. Campus network users (Windows) will still be required to have a functional antivirus program installed on their computer. These programs include Norton, Kaspersky, etc. On Windows 8 machines, the standard Windows Defender program is recommended.