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Software Packages

A fairly wide selection of general-purpose applications are installed on the Windows systems

Some applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have a limited number of network licenses available. The system will only allow a certain number of instances of these to run within the department at the same time.

Research groups who need additional software may apply for an Administrator account

Partial software list

Some of these programs have been removed from our main Windows system image, but can be installed by the user through Software Center


  • Microsoft Office Pro 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher)


  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Browser plugins for Flash, Shockwave
  • Internet Explorer

Graphical tools

  • Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady, GoLive, Dreamweaver) [2 licenses]
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9 [12 licenses]
  • Paint.NET (image manipulation)

Research/Analytical software

  • Mathematica
  • Origin
  • IDL


  • xming (X11 server)
  • Ghostscript 8.53, GSView 4.8
  • Apple iTunes
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Java
  • SecureCRT 5.0 (SSH/telnet client) [5 licenses]
  • SSH Secure Shell and SFTP 3.2.9
  • WinSCP
  • ICS Viewer 6.0 (for EDMS)
  • UltraVNC
  • 7-Zip (zip file manager)
  • Xythos Drive (NetFiles access)

This wiki page may not be kept up to date at all times. For exact details of the software load on a given PC, look at the file C:\relnotes.txt, which contains a detailed list of changes.

We may be able to help you install additional software, or designate someone in your group with rights to do so.

computing/department/windows/software/home.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/26 12:17 by bren