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Apple Mac OS X 10.7

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Apple

Product: Mac OS X

Version: 10.7

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: None


Operating system Obsolete

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 7 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 7 GB

Known Issues:

Some users may not be able to connect to their "J drive". OIT is looking into this and will provide specific instructions to affected clients. If you cannot connect to your "J drive", contact Help Desk for support.

Lion’s system requirements make it available only for Macs with Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, or i7 processors and will not run on the earliest Intel Mac processors, the Intel Core Solo and Core Duo.

Rosetta–the technology that allows an Intel Mac to run PowerPC software–is no longer supported under Lion and cannot be enabled after upgrade as it was in previous versions. Check with the manufacturer of your software to see if your applications are compatible with Lion and how to upgrade if needed.

Since version 10.6, the Mac OS X no longer needs the Cisco VPN tool to connect to the UTA VPN server. Detailed instructions are available on OIT’s website.

SecureDoc version 5.3.51 (5.3-SR4) is currently compatible with Mac OS X 10.7.5.  It is highly recommended that SecureDoc users using versions below 5.3.51 (5.3-SR4) do not update to Mac OS X 10.7.5 until after installing SecureDoc 5.3.51 (5.3-SR4).

How to Get:

Contact Help Desk to arrange for OIT to install Mac OS X 10.6 or later on UTA owned computers.

Apple provides free updates for Mac OS X via the Software Update feature in the System Preferences.


Visit OIT Help Desk or see Apple's Support page

Backing up data is the responsibility of the client.  One such method is burning data to a CD or DVD.  Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" also features a backup system called Time Machine.  If you use Time Machine, you will need to enable it, and be familiar with how to recover data using it.

Related Software:

Mac OS X 10.6

Mac OS X 10.8