Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, lots of pre-installed software including: MS Office Suite, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, SSH for remote logins, VLC, Matlab, and Acrobat Reader.
Additional software can be installed using the "Install Software" link on the desktop.
When computer powers on, you have the option to completely reload the software on the computer to restore to "out-of the box" condition. Prompt comes up at the beginning of the boot process, if you do nothing, computer will boot up as normal. Choosing refresh will remove any software that was installed in addition to the base image, so use caution when choosing this option.
Under "Computer", you will have access to your Network Drive (H:) which is 5 GB. This space is backed up on a daily basis and also contains a "Public" folder that can be used to share files with other Lehigh users.
In addition to the 600+ PC's located in sites through campus, there are Macs in EWFM Library computing site and in the Digital Media Studio, and many high performance computing servers running Unix available through remote login.
If you have your own computer:
Many locations on campus have secure wireless access. Before you can access wireless on campus, you will need to set up your computer. Additional information about wireless on campus and setup instructions are available at: http://www.lehigh.edu/wireless/
See the WIRED document, Preparing and Securing your Computer for use at Lehigh: http://lts.lehigh.edu/services/faq/wired-preparing-securing-your-computer-use-lehigh
All students are eligible for Microsoft Office 365 so do not purchase Microsoft software before reviewing this information!
File Storage and Sharing - Always have more than one copy of a file!