University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW-Physics Operating System Support

The UW-Physics IT staff supports certain software and services on the following operating systems:


  • Scientific Linux version 6 or newer
  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • MacOS-X version 10.11 or newer
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10

Known Issues With Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)

  • If you are using the Department backup system for your computer, the backup client will need to be reinstalled after upgrading to 10.11.
  • Office 2016 was not able to save files to AFS, but this was fixed in v0.106 of the AiriStor AFS client.

Contact for more information. Note that you must send mail from a .edu,, or mail account.