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Known issues with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) at IU

Following is information about the status of known university-wide Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) issues at Indiana University.

  • PGP Desktop and Symantec Encryption Desktop are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9. For additional details, see Symantec's Mac OS X and Supported Versions of PGP Desktop.

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection is not compatible with Mavericks.

  • Using Safari to register for DHCP may result in long delays or timeouts. Other browsers, such as Firefox and Chrome, are not affected by this problem.

  • If you use FileVault with Mac OS X 10.6, decrypt your home directory before installing Mavericks, and then encrypt your entire drive using FileVault 2. See About FileVault 2 in the Apple Knowledge Base for details.

  • To reinstall or recover Mavericks, you must have an active Internet connection. If you are on campus at IU, UITS recommends using the wired Ethernet network instead of wireless. However, if IU Secure is your only option, see In Mac OS X, how do I connect to IU Secure if I am booted from my Recovery HD? Once you have Mavericks installed, you can use IU Secure normally (e.g., for installation of software updates).

  • Boot Camp no longer offers driver support for Windows Vista or XP.

    Important: As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP with security updates. To ensure the highest security standards, the UITS Support Center no longer registers Windows XP devices to the IU network. UITS strongly recommends that you look into the options for replacing or upgrading your Windows XP computers for full compatibility with IU systems. See About end of life for Windows XP.

  • PowerPC applications do not run in Mac OS X 10.9. IU no longer distributes any PowerPC applications, but some users may still have older versions of software installed on their system (e.g., versions of Microsoft Office older than 2008); these will no longer work.
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