Tips from the Technology Department
When purchasing a new laptop for Law School, you should purchase at least a 3 year warranty with an
accidental damage policy if available. Please check the laptop requirements for this and other pertinent information.
You should get your FSU ID Card and set up your MyFSU email account as soon as possible. You can get
your FSU ID Card from the FSU Card Center.
The Law School Technology Department can provide limited basic assistance with your laptop. The FSU
Computer Repair Center is an authorized warranty repair center for Dell, Apple, IBM/Lenovo and Toshiba.
Security software (Anti-Virus, Malware protection and Firewall) is recommended. It is not necessary to purchase
one of these products as many are available free to download online (such as Avira, Avast or AVG). If
you use one of these products, you must keep your subscription up-to-date in order to receive the latest
anti-virus updates. If you do not regularly update your anti-virus software it will not protect you.
Perform frequent security updates for your operating system and other software updates as they become
If you plan to use the Exam4 exam software to complete the written portion of your final exams, your
laptop must be able to properly connect to the FSUWIN or FSUSecure wireless network and be running one of the
following operating systems:
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- MAC OS X (10.5[Leopard] , 10.6[Snow Leopard], 10.7[Lion])
- Exam4 will not run on Unix-based operating systems (except for OS X).
- Currently Exam4 will not support the new Mountain Lion OS X operating system that is expected to be released this Summer nor the Windows 8 operating system releasing this Fall.
Downloading and distribution of copyrighted music, movie and other entertainment files from online
distribution sites that offer these items free of charge is illegal, in direct violation of the federal Digital
Millennium Copyright Act, the Florida State University Student Conduct Code, and the Florida State
University Policy OP-H-6 "Use of University Information Technology Resources". Also, remember that
most software will run in the background as a service, so if you are downloading at home you could also
inadvertently be downloading at the law school when you connect your laptop to the wireless network.
If you have questions for the Technology Department, you can contact the helpdesk at 850-644-7735 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.