Department of Information Technology

Software

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Installation and configuration advice

There are lots of utilities available as free software, not only for the GNU/Linux platform but also for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. In addition to that, you may have use for certain non-free software products (meaning you are not allowed to distribute copies of them yourself or use them for applications beyond what the license allows). Here we will try to give you some hints and advice on what you should install on your own computer to achieve a basic working environment.

Microsoft Windows

Product Purpose License Availability Notes
Windows 7 Operating system Microsoft Imagine Download Highly recommended
Forticlient Security Download Highly recommended
Adobe Reader Read PDF files EULA Download Not needed if Acrobat is already installed
Firefox Web browser MPL (free) Download
Thunderbird E-mail MPL (free) Download
MobaXterm Remote login to UNIX/Linux EULA Download

More recommended free software for Windows

Apple macOS

Product Purpose License Availability Notes
Forticlient Security Download Highly recommended

More recommended free software for macOS

Updated  2016-09-07 20:01:33 by Joel Fredrikson.