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    DartAlert

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    DartAlert is part of a campus-wide communications system that Dartmouth would utilize in the event of an emergency. AlertUs is the application that allows Dartmouth's authorized personnel to relay important emergency alert information to your computer screen.

    Mac OS X

    VPN Client for Windows

    Details

    Dartmouth uses Big-IP Edge Client (also known as F5 Access) for VPN access that requires software be installed on the computer before the VPN connection is tried.

    Before you begin

    Download and Install SSH Secure Shell

    Step-by-Step

    1. Click here to Download SSH Secure Shell on a Windows computer.
    2. Double-click the installer you downloaded.
    3. Click Next.

    msvcr80.dll iTunes Error on Windows

    Step-by-Step

    You may be getting an error that reads "This application failed to start because msvcr80.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". This started appearing with iTunes update 11.1.4. To resolve this you need to:

    Download and Install Sibelius 7 for Windows

    Step-by-Step

    1. Download Sibelius 7.5 for Windows.
    2. If prompted, click Save File so that the circle next to the words are filled in. Click OK.
    3. Navigate to where your web browser downloads files and double click Sibelius7.zip.
    4. Double click Sibelius7.
    5. Double click Sibelius7Installer.exe.

    Acrobat Reader for Macintosh

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    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format. Preview is an application built into the MacIntosh OS that also allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format.

    PDF is the acronym for Portable Document Format, which is a file format used for capturing fully formatted documents from almost any application, thus making them easily exchangeable and application independent.

    Software Update on a Macintosh Computer

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    Starting with Mac OS X 10.6.8, Apple provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems and other Apple applications from the Apple App Store. Your computer is set to automatically download updates.

    To check the Apple App Store for updates currently available:

    1. Select the Apple icon, then Software Update.
    2. In the App Store window, select Updates.

    Alternately, you can:

    Stella for Macintosh

    Step-by-Step

    1. Download and install KeyAccess for Macintosh if not already installed on your computer.
    2. Download Stella for Mac OS X, installation instructions are provided in the ReadMe-Dartmouth file.

    Eduroam Wireless Network

    Step-by-Step

    Follow the steps below to configure the Eduroam wireless network on your computer/device. Once you do this, whenever you are at any institution with Eduroam, simply enter your Dartmouth username and password (as noted below) and you will be connected to that institution's eduroam wireless network.

    Windows 8/10:

    How to Use Compressed Files and Installers

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    Most software installers provided by Apple Computer, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and other third-party companies are provided as compressed files. Compression is used so that installers can be packed into a smaller single file that can be downloaded from the Internet more quickly and easily. Anyone who uses installers or transfers large files regularly and wants to understand more on how compression works and why it is necessary can benefit from this information.

    What is File Compression and Why is It Essential?

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