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Free Alternatives to Commerical Software

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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 -- free to distributed, Windows/Mac only. May be able to use Wine on Linux.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • GenMAPP, Geometer's Sketchpad, GeoSim, Gnuplot, Google Earth, GS View.
  • Hyperion Interactive Web Client (plugin).
  • IGOR Pro, iTunes and QuickTime.
  • Language School Software Pack (see #Language_Support_Software below).
  • Maple, Mathematica, MathType, MDL Chime, MestReC. 
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) with proofing tools for all Language Schools
  • Mike's Bikes, MPEG Streamclip.
  • NetLogo, Nvu.
  • OCR Software: Microsoft Office Document Imaging (see OCR_Using_Microsoft_Office_Document_Imaging).
  • 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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