Supported Software on Faculty Computers

Software installed on Faculty PCs as default from 2017/18

  • Operating System: Windows 7/Windows 10
  • Office 2010/Office 2016
  • Audacity audio recorder and sound editor
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (default email client)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome (Default Browser)
  • Internet Explorer 11 / Microsoft Edge
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • VLC Media Player
  • WinSCP / Putty
  • Skype (On Faculty laptops and classroom PCs only)

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 2017/18

  • Operating System: Max OS X
  • Office 2016
  • Audacity audio recorder and sound editor
  • Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (default mail client)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari (default web browser)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or ClamXAV (depending on OS)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Skype (On Faculty laptops only)

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

Software installed by request

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

  • Word Perfect Office (PC only)
  • Libre Office (Mac or PC)
  • Opera browser (Mac or PC)
  • Safari browser (PC)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Dropbox for Business

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 me with a copy of the purchase document (does not need to include details such as home address or license key, just a receipt to say you’ve purchased it).

Please note: You may not install, or have installed, software on faculty-owned computers 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!

(Updated 5 Oct 2017)