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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Office Suite:
W/M: LibreOffice - http://www.libreoffice.org
L: LibreOffice - 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

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  (web-based app)

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

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

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

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

Useful Apps:

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

Dictionary/Thesaurus
W:  WordWeb Free Dictionary  - http://wordweb.info/free
M: Built-in
L: Artha - available via Software Center app

Maps/Geography
W/M/L:  Google Earth - http://earth.google.com

Remote Desktop: (access or share computer from anywhere)
W/M/L:  Teamviewer - http://www.teamviewer.com
W/M/L:  Chrome Remote Desktop (requires Chrome web browser)  -  http://chrome.google.com/remotedesktop

Uncompress/Compress Files: (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

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



About Gallaudet
Administration
Campus Photos
Clerc Center
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Fast Facts
Make an Online Gift
Maps & Directions
Museum
Public Relations
Visitors Center
Admissions
English Language Institute
Financial Aid
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Orientation
International Admissions
Professional Studies
Test Center
Undergraduate Admissions
Academics & Research
Archives/Deaf Collections
Career Center
Catalog & Course Info
General Studies
Graduate Programs
Honors Program
Library
Professional Studies
Research Support and International Affairs
Undergraduate Majors
VL2
Campus Life
Athletics
Bison Shop (bookstore)
Campus Activities
Commencement
Food Services
Intramurals
Public Safety
Residence Life and Housing
Washington, D.C.
Tools & Resources
Bison
Campus Directory
Daily Digest
Help Desk
Gallaudet Alert-subscribe
GU Press
Kellogg Conference Hotel
Maps & Directions
my.Gallaudet
People @ Gallaudet
Shuttle Bus
Gallaudet University | 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Copyright © 2014 Gallaudet University
FacebookTwitterYouTube