As part of the usual summer upgrades in the computer labs, this year we are upgrading the operating system (O.S.) installed in our labs to Windows 7, Service Pack 1. The new O.S. replaces the installations of Windows XP, Service Pack 3 that could be found in most labs on campus.
The direct benefit to our students is that they will be able to use the same user interface that is already available in all new PC’s equipped with a Windows O.S. Additonally, the new O.S. can take advantage of computers that are 64-bit capable to performs certain kinds of processing faster; it can also handle memory sizes above the 3Gb limit existing in Windows XP. Continue reading