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    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.

    Windows Updates

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    Microsoft provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems, as well as other common Microsoft desktop applications via the Web:

    VPN Client for Macintosh

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    In 2015, Dartmouth switched from a java-based VPN client (known by several names - Juniper, Network Connect, Junos Pulse) to an application that requires software be installed on the computer before the VPN connection is tried. The new product is named Big-IP Edge Client or F5 Access.

    Before you begin

    The Juniper VPN system should be entirely removed from your computer before you can install and use the Big-IP Edge Client. Make sure to look for an remove Juniper, Junos Pulse and Network Connect.

    Download Apple Quicktime

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    Quicktime is a program used for displaying video and playing sound files on your computer. Some Dartmouth class material may require Quicktime. Apple supports Quicktime for Windows and Mac OS X. Both Quicktime versions can be downloaded from Apple's web site. Alternatively, a computer running Mac OS X can download the current version of Quicktime by running the Mac OS X software updates from the Apple menu.

    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:

    IDL for Windows

    Step-by-Step

    This application uses a network license manager and requires a connection to the Dartmouth network each time you run IDL.

    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:

    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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