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== Standard Software - Public Windows PCs<br> ==
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== Standard Software - Public Windows PCs<br> ==
  
*ActiveState: Perl and TCL -- already can be freely distributed to Windows and Linux.
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*ActiveState: Perl and TCL -- already can be freely distributed to Windows and Linux.  
*Adobe: Acrobat Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave. -- license to distribute can be obtained from Adobe for both Windows and Linux.
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*Adobe: Acrobat Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave. -- license to distribute can be obtained from Adobe for both Windows and Linux.  
*'''''Allele A1''''' -- free to distributed, Windows/Mac only. May be able to use Wine on Linux.
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*'''''Allele A1 -- Test/Wine. free to distribute, Windows/Mac only. May be able to use Wine on Linux.'''''
*Artemis -- already free to distribute for Unix, Windows.
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*Artemis -- already free to distribute for Unix, Windows.  
*'''''Artstor''''' -- cannot distribute freely. Need to check w/ Artstor if we can do that. No version for Linux -- check Wine.
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*'''''Artstor -- Test/Wine + Check with vendor re: distribution (cannot distribute freely ATM). Need to check w/ Artstor if we can do that. No version for Linux -- check Wine.'''''
*'''''ATLAS.ti''''' -- free trial available. Does not work on Linux. Check Wine. Confirm w/ company if trial can be distributed.
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*'''''ATLAS.ti''''' -- free trial available. Does not work on Linux. Check Wine. Confirm w/ company if trial can be distributed.  
*Audacity -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.
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*Audacity -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.  
*Blender -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.
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*Blender -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.  
*'''''Charges 2000''''' -- may be able to distribute for free. Does not work on Linux - check wine.
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*'''''Charges 2000''''' -- may be able to distribute for free. Does not work on Linux - check wine.  
*'''''ChemBioDraw -- Alternative needed. Windows only with some Mac apps. Commercial. May be able to work with Wine but cannot be distributed freely.&nbsp;'''''
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*'''''ChemBioDraw -- Alternative needed. Windows only with some Mac apps. Commercial. May be able to work with Wine but cannot be distributed freely.&nbsp;'''''  
*CMAP Tools -- free. Win/Linux.
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*CMAP Tools -- free. Win/Linux.  
*Cn-3D (NCBI) -- free Win/Mac/Linux.
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*Cn-3D (NCBI) -- free Win/Mac/Linux.  
*DAO -- windows only, but if apps don't run on windows, not needed.
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*DAO -- windows only, but if apps don't run on windows, not needed.  
*'''''Data Desk -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. commercial'''''
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*'''''Data Desk -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. commercial'''''  
*DL Recorder -- Windows only. Alternative: Audacity.
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*DL Recorder -- Windows only. Alternative: Audacity.  
*'''''EndNote -- Alternative needed.'''''
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*'''''EndNote -- Alternative needed.'''''  
*'''''EViews -- Alternative needed.'''''
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*'''''EViews -- Alternative needed.'''''  
*'''''Express (USA&nbsp;Express) -- free. Need to see if it works with Wine.'''''
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*'''''Express (USA&nbsp;Express) -- free. Need to see if it works with Wine.'''''  
*FatePC, FTS (Financial Trading System).  
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*'''''FatePC'''''
*GenMAPP, Geometer's Sketchpad, GeoSim, Gnuplot, Google Earth, GS View.  
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*'''''FTS (Financial Trading System) - DOS-based. Alternative needed. May be able to emulate in DOSBox but cannot distribute freely.'''''
*Hyperion Interactive Web Client (plugin).  
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*'''''GenMAPP. Alternative available - evaluate. may be free/open source, though created with visualbasic. May be able to run with Wine. A Java-based alternative is available. Need to evaluate.&nbsp;http://www.genmapp.org/FAQ2.html#mac'''''
*IGOR Pro, iTunes and QuickTime.  
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*'''''Geometer's Sketchpad -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Commercial.'''''
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*'''''GeoSim -- may be free to distribute. Windows only. May be able to run under Wine.'''''
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*Gnuplot -- free. Win/Linux.
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*Google Earth -- free. Win/Mac/Linux
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*GS View -- free. Win/Linux.
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*Hyperion Interactive Web Client (plugin) -- not needed for courses, though Linux version exists. May be able to distribute client software, but not really needed ATM.
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*'''''IGOR Pro -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Commercial.'''''
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*'''''iTunes and QuickTime -- Test/Wine OR Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Free - may be able to distribute, need to check with vendor.&nbsp;'''''
 
*Language School Software Pack (see&nbsp;[[#Language_Support_Software|#Language_Support_Software]]&nbsp;below).  
 
*Language School Software Pack (see&nbsp;[[#Language_Support_Software|#Language_Support_Software]]&nbsp;below).  
*Maple, Mathematica, MathType, MDL Chime, MestReC.&nbsp;  
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*'''''Maple -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial.'''''
*Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) with [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/HA102113691033.aspx proofing tools] for [http://go.middlebury.edu/ls all Language Schools].&nbsp;  
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*'''''Mathematica -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial.&nbsp;'''''
*Mike's Bikes, MPEG Streamclip.  
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*'''''MathType -- Alternative found. Evaluate. OpenOffice has an equation editor. Scientists tend to use LaTeX.'''''
*NetLogo, Nvu.  
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*'''''MDL Chime -- Test/Wine. Check with vendor re: licensing. Commercial, but may be able to distribute.&nbsp;http://ariadne.mse.uiuc.edu/Info/Chime/chime_linux.html'''''
*OCR Software: Microsoft Office Document Imaging (see [[OCR Using Microsoft Office Document Imaging|OCR_Using_Microsoft_Office_Document_Imaging]]).  
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*'''''MestReC -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial.'''''
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*'''''Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) with'''''[http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites/HA102113691033.aspx '''''proofing tools''''']'''''for'''''[http://go.middlebury.edu/ls '''''all Language Schools''''']'''''&nbsp;-- Alternative found. Evaluate. Open Office.'''''
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*'''''Mike's Bikes'''''
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*'''''MPEG Streamclip -- Test/Wine. Can distribute freely. Also see alternatives:&nbsp;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_editing_software.'''''
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*NetLogo -- free and runs on Linux.
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*Nvu -- free and runs on Linux.
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*'''''OCR Software: Microsoft Office Document Imaging (see'''''[[OCR Using Microsoft Office Document Imaging|'''''OCR_Using_Microsoft_Office_Document_Imaging''''']]''''') -- Alternative found. Evaluate. See&nbsp;http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=linux+ocr &nbsp;AND search tesseract GUI linux.'''''
 
*OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE.  
 
*OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE.  
 
*OR Tutor.  
 
*OR Tutor.  

Revision as of 22:29, 7 June 2010

Standard Software - Public Windows PCs

  • ActiveState: Perl and TCL -- already can be freely distributed to Windows and Linux.
  • Adobe: Acrobat Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave. -- license to distribute can be obtained from Adobe for both Windows and Linux.
  • Allele A1 -- Test/Wine. free to distribute, Windows/Mac only. May be able to use Wine on Linux.
  • Artemis -- already free to distribute for Unix, Windows.
  • Artstor -- Test/Wine + Check with vendor re: distribution (cannot distribute freely ATM). Need to check w/ Artstor if we can do that. No version for Linux -- check Wine.
  • ATLAS.ti -- free trial available. Does not work on Linux. Check Wine. Confirm w/ company if trial can be distributed.
  • Audacity -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.
  • Blender -- already free for Mac/Win/Linux.
  • Charges 2000 -- may be able to distribute for free. Does not work on Linux - check wine.
  • ChemBioDraw -- Alternative needed. Windows only with some Mac apps. Commercial. May be able to work with Wine but cannot be distributed freely. 
  • CMAP Tools -- free. Win/Linux.
  • Cn-3D (NCBI) -- free Win/Mac/Linux.
  • DAO -- windows only, but if apps don't run on windows, not needed.
  • Data Desk -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. commercial
  • DL Recorder -- Windows only. Alternative: Audacity.
  • EndNote -- Alternative needed.
  • EViews -- Alternative needed.
  • Express (USA Express) -- free. Need to see if it works with Wine.
  • FatePC
  • FTS (Financial Trading System) - DOS-based. Alternative needed. May be able to emulate in DOSBox but cannot distribute freely.
  • GenMAPP. Alternative available - evaluate. may be free/open source, though created with visualbasic. May be able to run with Wine. A Java-based alternative is available. Need to evaluate. http://www.genmapp.org/FAQ2.html#mac
  • Geometer's Sketchpad -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Commercial.
  • GeoSim -- may be free to distribute. Windows only. May be able to run under Wine.
  • Gnuplot -- free. Win/Linux.
  • Google Earth -- free. Win/Mac/Linux
  • GS View -- free. Win/Linux.
  • Hyperion Interactive Web Client (plugin) -- not needed for courses, though Linux version exists. May be able to distribute client software, but not really needed ATM.
  • IGOR Pro -- Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Commercial.
  • iTunes and QuickTime -- Test/Wine OR Alternative needed. Win/Mac. Free - may be able to distribute, need to check with vendor. 
  • Language School Software Pack (see #Language_Support_Software below).
  • Maple -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial.
  • Mathematica -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial. 
  • MathType -- Alternative found. Evaluate. OpenOffice has an equation editor. Scientists tend to use LaTeX.
  • MDL Chime -- Test/Wine. Check with vendor re: licensing. Commercial, but may be able to distribute. http://ariadne.mse.uiuc.edu/Info/Chime/chime_linux.html
  • MestReC -- Alternative needed. Runs on Linux but is commercial.
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) withproofing toolsforall Language Schools -- Alternative found. Evaluate. Open Office.
  • Mike's Bikes
  • MPEG Streamclip -- Test/Wine. Can distribute freely. Also see alternatives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_editing_software.
  • NetLogo -- free and runs on Linux.
  • Nvu -- free and runs on Linux.
  • OCR Software: Microsoft Office Document Imaging (seeOCR_Using_Microsoft_Office_Document_Imaging) -- Alternative found. Evaluate. See http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=linux+ocr  AND search tesseract GUI linux.
  • OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE.
  • OR Tutor.
  • PCGets, PC-ORD, PDF Creator, PopCycle, Protein Explorer, Putty, Python.
  • R, RasMol.
  • SciFinder Scholar, Second Life, SPSS 16, Stata SE, Stellarium, Swiss PDF Viewer.
  • TeXnic Center.
  • Viewer Lite (Accelersys), Vim, VMD.
  • WinEdt, WinHaze, WinSCP, Write-N-Cite.
  • Xming.

Standard Software - Public Macintosh Computers

The following software is standard (available) across ALL of our Public Macintosh Computers. The software applications that are most popular are outlined in bold.

  • Adobe: Acrobat Reader, Flash Player, Shockwave.
  • Artstor, Audacity.
  • Blender.
  • Google Earth
  • iLife 09 (iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto), iTunes and QuickTime.
  • Microsoft Office 2008 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage) with Proofing tools for these languages
  • MPEG Streamclip.
  • Second Life

Language Support Software

  • All of our public computing facilities offer the ability to type in any of the languages taught at Middlebury and MIIS (http://go.middlebury.edu/ls).
  • Microsoft Office for Windows PCs provides spellcheck and grammar support for any of the languages taught at Middlebury and MIIS (http://go.middlebury.edu/ls).
  • Microsoft Office for Mac provides spellcheck and grammar support for the following languages: Office 2008 Supported Languages
  • Additional language-related apps available on all of our public computing facilities: Nakama, Atajo, Mandarin Chinese, Russian Cyrillic, Hot Potatoes.

Standard Computer Classrooms and Labs

The following computer classrooms/labs have only the standard software outlined above:

  • Music Library Carrels
  • Main Library Carrels
  • RAJ

Specialized Computer Classrooms and Labs

In addition to the standard software bundle, the following computer classrooms and labs have specialized software. Locations with Macs are shaded.

Software/Location Axinn 105 Main Library - Room 105 Main Library - Wilson Lab MBH - Armstrong 161 MBH - Armstrong Library MBH 116/117 Munroe 214 Sunderland 121 (24hr lab) Sunderland ILC3 Sunderland 202
Adobe Acrobat Pro 9
  X   X



Adobe Bridge CS4 X
X X X




Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 X   X   X        
Adobe Flash Pro CS4 X
X





Adobe Illustrator CS4 X

X X
X



Adobe Indesign CS4 X

X X X




Adobe Photoshop CS4^ X

X

X




ArcGIS


X
X X




Brainstorm



X




Cinematize     X            
DataStudio



X




DeltaGraph



X




DVD Studio Pro X








E-Prime



X




FontLab





X
X
X
Final Cut Pro X







Final Cut Express X   X            
Google Earth PRO     X            
Graphing Calculator   X







Kaleida Graph



X




Logic Works



X




Mathcad         X        
Matlab



X
X X X
Minitab   X       X      
Multisim



X




Shazam



X X X X
X
Soundtrack Pro X








Spartan 08



X



X
StatTransfer







X
Stella
X


X





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