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Free Software

Although ITS provides some student discounts, there is a great deal of quality software available on the Internet for free.

Anti Virus & Anti Spyware Software

Windows Based Anti-Virus Software




Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7, Vista, XP)

Mac Based Anti-Virus Software



Sophos AV

Windows Anti-Spyware Programs



Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7, Vista, XP)


Open Source Software (Linux, Mac, and Windows)

Open source software operates under a principle of free access to source code, i.e., the code that creates the computer program. Open source programs are usually free (as in free money) but also, unlike the programs above, freely modified and redistributed (as in free speech). All of the programs listed below are both.

Internet Browsing

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome


Office Applications

OpenOffice is a mostly compatible alternative to Microsoft Office. Bundled programs include a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool.

Graphics/Image Editing

GIMP is a graphics editing program with many advanced features. It can help retouch photos, create art, and generate logos, among other things.

Media Player

VLC is a media player that can play nearly any type of file.

Instant Messaging/Online Chat

Pidgin is an instant messaging program that can access AOL, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, and other popular chat networks.


Cyberduck (Windows or Mac OSX)

FireFTP plugin for FireFox (Mac, Windows, Linux)

Audio Editing

Audacity is a powerful audio editing program.

Web Page Editing

 BlueGriffin is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.
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This page last updated: August 20 2012