There has been some questions concerning the migration to the new Microsoft operating system Windows 7. NOVA will likely move to Windows 7 in the future, however, there has been no date set for this migration. The operating system will be tested and reviewed to insure it will provide the best opportunities for NOVA students, faculty, and staff. As we get deeper into the release cycle, you will likely see more information about the college's plans for Windows 7.
There have been some questions as to why student computers in laboratories and libraries require students to use a log-on for access. The reasons for this are that computer log-ons using specific user id and passwords are one part of a multi-layered security approach in attempts to keep the NOVA network free from malicious code as well as maintain a safe computing environment.