Firefox web browser

IS have confirmed that the Firefox web browser has been deployed to a number of clusters of student PCs (particularly within Art & Design areas), at the request of individual lecturers. Firefox has been installed alongside, rather than as a replacement for, the standard Internet Explorer browser – giving students the option to select their preference. While IS have indicated that there are currently no plans to deploy Firefox across the network, it is now possible to request installation of the Firefox browser on individual staff PCs via an email request to ITS Service Desk.

Firefox v.2 has also been installed on a number of eServices PCs, so again it is possible to troubleshoot any browser-specific eservices issues raised by the use of Firefox.