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,

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

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

Office Suite:
W/M: LibreOffice -
L: LibreOffice - available via Software Center app

Desktop Publishing:
W/M: Scribus -
L: Scribus - available via Software Center app

PDF Creation:(basic)
W: pdf24 -
W: doPDF -
M/L: built-in

PDF Reader:
W/M/L: Adobe (Acrobat) Reader -
W8/M/L: built-in

Web Browser Alternatives:
W/M/L: Google Chrome -
W/M: Mozilla Firefox -
L: Mozilla Firefox - available via Software Center app

Web Authoring:
W/M/L: Mozilla SeaMonkey -
W/M/L: Amaya -
W/M: Bluefish -
L: Bluefish: available via Software Center app

Java Runtime:
W/M/L: Sun Java Runtime Edition (JRE) -

Flash Player:
W/M: Adobe Flash -
L: available via Software Center app

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

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

Video/Audio Annotation:
W/M/L:  ELAN -

Image Editor: (easy and quick use)
W: Paint.NET -
M: Pinta -
L: Pinta - available via Software Center app

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

CD/DVD Burning:
W: CDBurnerXP -
M: Burn -
L: Brasero - available via Software Center app

Advanced File Uncompress/Compress: (zip, 7z, etc)
W: 7-Zip -
M: The Unarchiver -
L: built-in

Cleaning and Optimizing:
W: CCleaner -
M: Onyx -
L: Bleachbit - available via Software Center app

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

Text Editor Alternatives:
W: Notepad++ -
M: built-in (TextEdit)
L: gedit - available via Software Center app

Apps Update Checker:
W: FileHippo -
M: built-in (via Mac App store, limited)
L: built-in

Other Useful Apps:
Teamviewer for easy remote support & sharing screen, all OS -
WordWeb Free (dictionary), Win -
Google Earth, all OS -

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