Free Software

Below is a list of free software for anyone to use.  Some of these are good alternatives to Gallaudet-licensed software, (such MS and Apple office suites-- perfect for users who are not eligible for Gallaudet-licensed software).  Note:  If you need to download and install free (eligible) software on Gallaudet-owned computer, please make a request at Technology Help Desk, http://helpdesk.gallaudet.edu

Legend:
W:  MS Windows
M:  Apple Mac OS X
L:  Ubuntu Linux  (or Linux Mint)


Antivirus
W: Microsoft Security Essentials for XP, Vista, Win 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
W: Windows 8.x has anti-virus built-in
M: Sophos for Mac Home Edition (free) - http://www.sophos.com
L: ClamAV - available via Software Center app


Office Suite:
W/M: LibreOffice - http://www.libreoffice.org
L: LibreOffice - available via Software Center app


Desktop Publishing:
W/M: Scribus - http://www.scribus.net
L: Scribus - available via Software Center app


PDF Creation:(basic)
W: pdf24 - http://en.pdf24.org
W: doPDF - http://www.dopdf.com
M/L: built-in


PDF Reader:
W/M/L: Adobe (Acrobat) Reader - http://get.adobe.com/reader
W8/M/L: built-in


Web Browser Alternatives:
W/M/L: Google Chrome - http://www.google.com/chrome
W/M: Mozilla Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com
L: Mozilla Firefox - available via Software Center app


Web Authoring:
W/M/L: Mozilla SeaMonkey - http://www.seamonkey-project.org
W/M/L: Amaya - http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
W/M: Bluefish - http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluefish
L: Bluefish: available via Software Center app


Java Runtime:
W/M/L: Sun Java Runtime Edition (JRE) - http://java.com


Flash Player:
W/M: Adobe Flash - http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
L: available via Software Center app


Media Player: (plays almost all formats)
W/M: VLC Player - http://videolan.org
L: VLC - available via Software Center app


Subtitles/Captions Creator:
W/M: Aegisub - http://www.aegisub.org
L: Aegisub - available via Software Center app
Convert to other formats, use 3PlayMedia's Captions Format Converter


Video/Audio Annotation:
W/M/L:  ELAN - http://tla.mpi.nl/tools/tla-tools/elan/


Image Editor: (easy and quick use)
W: Paint.NET - http://www.getpaint.net
M: Pinta - http://pinta-project.com
L: Pinta - available via Software Center app


Image Editor: (Photoshop-like use)
W/M: the GIMP - http://www.gimp.org
L: the GIMP - available via Software Center app


CD/DVD Burning:
W: CDBurnerXP - http://cdburnerxp.se
M: Burn - http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net
L: Brasero - available via Software Center app


Advanced File Uncompress/Compress: (zip, 7z, etc)
W: 7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org
M: The Unarchiver - http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html
L: built-in


Cleaning and Optimizing:
W: CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com
M: Onyx - http://www.titanium.free.fr/index_us.html
L: Bleachbit - available via Software Center app


Virtualization: (running OS inside OS)
W/M: Oracle VirtualBox - http://www.virtualbox.org
L: Virtualbox - available via Software Center app


Text Editor Alternatives:
W: Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net
M: built-in (TextEdit)
L: gedit - available via Software Center app


Apps Update Checker:
W: FileHippo - http://www.filehippo.com
M: built-in (via Mac App store, limited)
L: built-in


Other Useful Apps:
Teamviewer for easy remote support & sharing screen, all OS - http://www.teamviewer.com
WordWeb Free (dictionary), Win - http://wordweb.info/free
Google Earth, all OS - http://earth.google.com

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