Supported Software on Faculty Computers

Software installed on Faculty PCs as default from 2014/15

  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Office 2010
  • CutePDF Writer
  • Audacity audio recorder and sound editor
  • Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes/Quicktime
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (default email client)
  • Mozilla Firefox (default browser)
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) for image editing
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • VLC Media Player

Other software will be considered on a case-by-case basis. By default, I do not install games, but may reinstall them on Academics’ machines on request.

All PCs are set to download and install critical Microsoft Updates and updated anti-virus files automatically.

Software installed on Macs as default from 2014/15

  • Operating System: Max OS X (10.8, 10.9)
  • Office 2008
  • Audacity audio recorder and sound editor
  • Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes/Quicktime
  • GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) for image editing
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (default mail client)
  • Mozilla Firefox (default browser unless otherwise requested)
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or ClamXAV (depending on OS)
  • VLC Media Player

All Macs are set to download and install critical Apple updates automatically.

Software installed by request

I will install the following on academics’ machines by request:

  • Word Perfect Office (PC only)
  • Open Office (Mac or PC)
  • Opera browser (Mac or PC)
  • Safari browser (PC)
  • WinSCP (PC)/ CyberDuck (Mac)

I will install other software for which you are licensed personally, provided you allow me to retain a copy of the license documentation and that you provide a written statement telling me you will abide by the license agreement.

Please note: You may not install, or have installed, software on the faculty-owned machine in your office without permission from the CO or the Faculty Chair. This is because I am legally responsible for any licensing issues that may arise on Faculty-owned machines and I need to be able to show that I am at least attempting to maintain compliance. Thanks for your understanding!