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Deploying Mac OS X in Clusters
At Carnegie Mellon, the undergraduate student computing labs are referred to as "clusters". The original goal of this project was to transition our Macintosh clusters from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Having succeeded in that goal, we have moved forward with efforts to upgrade Mac OS X in the public clusters, provide assistance to Carnegie Mellon departments looking to deploy their own Mac OS X labs, and facilitate more seamless integration of Mac OS X based labs with other computing environments across campus.
In the summer of 2002, we upgraded most clusters to Mac OS X 10.1.4. In the summer of 2003, we moved all labs to Mac OS X 10.2, including the specialized multimedia rooms that were not upgraded last summer. In the summer of 2004 we are upgrading all public labs to Mac OS X 10.3.
This web site was created to organize the efforts of the project team but other lab administrators may find our notes useful. Most of the information is found in the list of documents to the right and in the Milestones schedule below.
Questions or comments on this site can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 1, 2003, we hosted a seminar with Apple titled "Integrating Mac OS X on Campus". We described our lab setup in three presentations. A handout on the Mac OS X Lab Deployment Project was also available. The links below link to the slides in PDF format:
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