Software Standards - Macintosh

The FSU Computer Standards Committee is recommending that the following software packages be recognized as the standard software load supported for faculty and staff Apple computers on campus:

  1. Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  2. Lotus Notes Electronic Mail Client version 8.5.3 FP4
  3. Safari 6
  4. Mozilla Firefox 19
  5. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
  6. Microsoft Office 2011 Suite
  7. Adobe Acrobat Professional XI
  8. Snagit 11
  9. iLife 11
  10. iWork 09
  11. Java 7 update 15
  12. Acrobat Reader and Flash plug-ins
  13. Casper Agent 8.6

In a student computer open lab, we recommend the same software be installed on the machine with the following exceptions:

  • Lotus Notes will not be loaded on the machines for e-mail
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader XI will replace Acrobat Professional XI unless licenses have been purchased for the lab computers 


Departments that have additional software requirements or have programmatic requirements should contact the Technology Assistance Center.

Student personal computer software recommendations are available here.

Below is a current listing of Java and browser versions compatible with FSU web-based applications:


Windows OS Computer Java and Internet Browser Compatibility
System Java 1.70 update 51 IE8 IE9 IE10 FireFox 19.x Chrome 25
Banner INB Works Works Works Works Works Works
FerrisConnect Blackboard 9.1 Works Works Works Works Works Works
Kronos 6.3 Works Works Works Works Works Works
Millenium 2013 Works Does not work Does not work Works Does not work Does not work
Mac OS Computer Java, Flash, Internet Browser, and Silverlight Compatibility
System Java 7 update 15 Flash 11.6 Safari 5 Firefox Silverlight 5.1
Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Works Works Works Works Works
Mac OSX 6 Works Does not work Works Works Works

Note: Kronos is not supported on a Mac

Click here for information on how to disable Java updates.

Table last updated April 2014


Revised: August 27, 2013

Previous revision date: April 26, 2011