If you’re a regular at our PC corral on the first floor, you may notice yellow flags adorning a couple of rows of monitors. That’s because we’re testing a smaller and more efficient configuration. The new PCs suck up a lot less energy and will be easier to manage when it comes to things like software updates. Be sure to check them out and stop by the Reference Desk or otherwise contact us to let us know what you think.
- No more tower: The PC is enclosed in a box that’s about the size of two movie theater candy boxes stacked on top of each other. The diminutive size retains two USB ports as well as headphone and mic inputs, but loses a DVD drive.
- New software: The new PCs provide access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in addition to the usual suspects like MS Office, SPSS, Maple, and Google Earth.
- Printing is linked to your UTC ID: When you print from one of the test PCs and go to the print release station, simply look for your UTC ID to find your stuff.
- Windows 7: Uh … yup. XP lovers still have plenty of options throughout the building, but these new boxes run Win 7.