A responsible laptop user keeps software up to date in order to keep the machine bug free and stable. There are 4 major update caterogies: Operating System (Mountain Lion), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop), and Other apps (App Store programs, non-app store programs).

Users are NOT allowed to upgrade to a new operating system (e.g., a new animal, 10.8 to 10.9).

The links below provide information about updating each of these categories