Software

BSOE supports many popular software suites used for instruction and research.  The following list outlines some of the software available to BSOE computer users, though it is not necessarily all-inclusive:

Note that much of the aforementioned software packages are not available for local installation, but are installed on the BSOE UNIX servers which anyone with a BSOE account can use.

BSOE also has academic licensing agreements which cover a number of Microsoft and VMware software offerings.  If you are eligible to use these licenses then you can download and install it for free.  Each company offers their software via a web site:

  • Microsoft Dreamspark
    Faculty, staff and students associated with BSOE can download or check out media and receive a free license for much of the Microsoft software library. Please request an account via the BELS web form, then log on to the BSOE Dreamspark web site. The Dreamspark Library includes single-use licenses and installers for Microsoft operating systems and development tools. It does NOT include core Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, or Powerpoint, though it does include non-core Office applications such as Visio and Project.
  • VMware Academic Program
    Faculty, staff, and students associated with BSOE can download or check out media and receive a free license for many VMware products, including VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation.  These licenses are approved for both instructional and research use, so many computer users at BSOE are eligible.  In order to gain access to this program, please open an IT Request ticket and state that you are requesting an account for the BSOE VMware Academic Program.