What software is offered by the Gianforte School of Computing to students, faculty and staff?

Microsoft Products: Our Microsoft Imagine Premium subscription enables eligible students and faculty members to access software available under the subscription program CFAC funds pay for.  No registration process is required and everyone should automatically have access to the system via netid authentication.

Campus Licensed Software: MSU has licensed a number of software titles for use on campus and by students.  See their web-page on the subject:

COE Licensed Software: The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering also has a Student Software page:

Linux Distributions: ISO images for download over the LAN: CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian... just browse http://img.cs.montana.edu/linux/.

Free Software: The use of quality, multi-platform Free and Open Source Software is encouraged. Some popular FOSS titles: GIMP, LibreOffice.org, Firefox, Blender, Inkscape and Scribus. Windows users may enjoy using ninite to install one or more free software titles and keep them updated. For a Unix/Linux-like environment on Windows, try Cygwin.  If you don't want to go all cygwin you can install PuTTY and WinSCP.

Check for local copies by browsing http://img.cs.montana.edu/. Also visit Freecode, the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software.

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