Operating Systems

Also known as
Also known as: 
  • OS
  • macOS
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Macintosh

ITS provides full support for the operating system of ITS tagged computers. We offer server side management of your computer's operating system, which provides security updates, as well as encryption, which provides increased security. In the event of an operating system failure, ITS will diagnose and resolve it to get your computer to start up and operate normally again. 

An operating system is the software that provides the interface between a user and computer. With ITS' supported list of operating systems, you will be able to access and receive support for WCM services.

WCM Standard Operating Systems

Standard operating systems are certified by ITS for compatibility with services and applications provided by WCM and NYP:



  • macOS X 11 and higher for all new Mac connections (Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura)
  • Coming Fall 2023: macOS 14 Sonoma


  • Linux Red Hat 7 or newer, and Debian distributions 18.04 or newer
    • Other acceptable distributions include Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary OS, and Pop!_OS. All Linux systems will need Bigfix and Crowdstike installed to comply with our security policies. 

Non-Standard Operating Systems

ITS does not recommend using these systems to access WCM resources due to compatibility or security issues. However, we can provide technical support as a consultation service. Support for these systems will be reviewed on a case by case basis via consultation and may incur additional fees.

  • "Classic" Mac OS, including OS 9 and lower
  • macOS X 10.12 and lower
  • Windows XP or older
  • Windows 7 and 8
  • Linux distributions Arch or openSUSE

What's Included

  • Remote and on-site hardware, application and network support for supported operating systems
  • Access to available services on the WCM network; including, network connectivity, e-mail, chat messaging and a host of other services

Cost and Fees

  • The cost of your operating system is determined by your computer vendor and is usually included in the cost of a new computer
  • If you need assistance upgrading your operating system, the ITS Helpdesk can provide assistance on a consultation basis

Service Requirements

You will need an ITS tagged desktop or laptop to receive operating system support. In addition, supported OSes must be on standard devices

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of computer should I use at WCM?

ITS recommends several devices that are compatible with our security standards and applications used at WCM. For more information, please visit our Hardware Purchasing page, as well our Operating Systems page to ensure you are compliant with our standards.



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