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Pinned Article What is the Bison Laptop Program?

The Bison Laptop Program provides guidance and direction for your laptop buying decision. Click on this article for more information.

Back it up!

Very few first year students back up their data. Click on this article for more instructions on how to back your data.

Bison Laptop Program information for faculty and staff

All service information related to our Bison Laptop Program is specifically directed to and includes only student purchases.

Does Bucknell have a license for Windows 10 for students or for personal computers for faculty and staff?

Bucknell does have a license for Windows 10 Education for students (free) and staff/faculty personal machines (very low cost) as well as deals on Office and other software. Click on this article for more information.

How can students and faculty download Microsoft Office 365 for free on their personal computers?

Easy steps on how to get Microsoft Office 365 for free. Bucknell students or faculty can get Microsoft Office 365 on their personal computers.

How can students install Xmanager Power Suite on their personal computers?

Instructions for installing Xmanager Power Suite on a Windows computer.

How do I access Bucknell University Remote Labs (VMware Horizon) from a Mac?

This article will guide you through the steps required to start using Bucknell University Remote Labs (VMware Horizon) on a Mac.

How do I access Bucknell University Remote Labs (VMware Horizon) from a Windows PC?

This article will guide you through the steps required to start using Bucknell University Remote Labs (VMware Horizon) on Windows.

How do I disable Find my Mac?

Follow the link in this article if you want to remove your device from Find My iPhone.

How do I launch graphical applications on the Linux servers from my Mac OS X system?

Instructions for connecting to Linux remote servers from a Mac.

How do I use Remote Desktop on my Mac computer to connect to a campus computer?

Instructions for using Microsoft Remote Desktop on a Mac.

How do I use Remote Desktop on my Windows computer to connect to a campus computer?

Steps to connect to an on-campus computer from off campus on a Windows computer.

How do I use Xshell on a Windows system to access a Linux server?

Instructions for SSH'ing to a Linux server from a Windows system.

I can't open an installer because my computer says it's from an unidentified developer. How do I open it?

A link to Apple's article on how to open files that the macOS security settings have blocked.

Technology Expectations for Fall 2020

This article describes L&IT recommendations for what technology items you should bring Fall of 2020 as well as what to expect this Fall.

Warranty and service information for the Bison Laptop Program

Warranty and service vary, depending on the make, model, and scope of the problem. This article contains more information on the Bison Laptop Program warranty and service.

What laptop should I buy for my major?

There may be recommendations based on your major. Click on this article for more information.

What should I bring to campus with my laptop?

This article talks about what computer equipment you should bring and what you should leave at home.

Where can I find a SSH and/or Secure FTP (SFTP) client for Windows?

Instructions for getting Xshell and/or Xftp applications.

Why do we recommend the Dell XPS 13?

The Dell XPS 13 is the Bucknell recommended choice for a slim, light, fast ultraportable Windows laptop

Why do we recommend the Dell XPS 13?

We know students are looking for light, powerful, sleek laptops with bright screens and long-lasting batteries. The Dell XPS has been top-rated for years and offers a terrific combination of features. Click on this article for more information.