Campus and Department Licensed Software
The UW campus (or the Dept. of Physiology) has a site license for a few important software packages.
This means that these programs may be used on UW/Physiology computers without any extra cost.
The following is a list of what is available.
Please note the following:
- This list may not be complete. If you notice an omission or have a question please let me know.
- Please follow the terms and conditions under which the software is licensed. Do not install on un-licensed computers.
Where possible I have explained the license terms briefly, but in general the software is for use on work-related computers only.
For more details of the license see http://wiscsoftware.wisc.edu//wisc/.
- Most software is available in CD or DVD format only. Some may be downloaded from the Basement FTP Archive as noted below.
- Newer versions of some software may not work well with older hardware.
List of Software
- Microsoft Windows
We have a license to install all current and older versions of Windows on UW-owned computers only.
I have the CD for the following versions: XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95.
I also have the DVD for Windows Vista, but do not recommend anyone installing it quite yet (Jan. 2007) because many popular and useful applications are untested and may not work with Vista.
- Microsoft Office for Windows
Our license includes all current and older versions of MS Office for Windows on UW-owned computers only.
I have the CD for the following versions: 2007, 2003, XP, 2000.
The new version (Office 2007) is a bit sluggish compared to Office 2003 or XP, and may not be suitable for older PC's.
The compatibility of Office 2007 with add-on programs such as Endnote is unknown at this time.
Office for Windows includes programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Frontpage and Access, and also Publisher, OneNote and Groove (Office 2007 only).
The default file format used by Office 2007 is different than that used by Office 97 to 2003, so some files created with Office 2007 may not be readable by older versions, though all files created with older versions should be readable by Office 2007.
- Microsoft Office for Macintosh
Our license includes all current and previous versions of Office for Mac on UW-owned computers only.
I have the CD for the following versions: 2004, X, 2001, 98.
Office for Mac includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage.
- Symantec Anti-Virus
Our license includes all current and recent versions of Symantec Anti-virus and Firewall software on UW-owned as well as personally-owned computers (both PC and Mac) for UW faculty, staff and students.
I do not recommend the Symantec Firewall, as the Windows Firewall and the Apple OS X Firewall are both adequate and less trouble-prone.
I have a CD for Symantec AV, but you can also download from the Basement FTP Archive (PC or Mac).
Installing Symantec AV on a Mac is optional at this time because there are very few viruses targeting Mac's.
We have a site license for Origin v7.5 for Windows that allows use on all work-related computers (including personally-owned ones).
This must be installed from CD.
We have a site license to use Eudora versions upto and including v6.2.1 for both Windows and Mac on work-related computers.
The license does not include the more recent versions.
You can download from the Basement FTP Archive (http://www.neurophys.wisc.edu/ftp_arch/eudora/).
At this time I do not recommend using Eudora for email because we are no longer getting updates, and there have been problems with some versions recently.
Good alternatives are Outlook, Webmail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Mail for Mac, Entourage, etc.
X-Win32 is a programs for running X-Windows on PC's. It's main use is for connection to certain Unix servers.
It can be downloaded from the Basement FTP Archive (http://www.neurophys.wisc.edu/ftp_arch/winutils/xwin32/) and is licensed for use on UW work-related computers only.
Ad-Aware Pro is an anti-spyware program for Windows that is UW-licensed.
I do not recommend using it on a routine basis because the free Windows Defender from Microsoft is a better option.
You can download Ad-Aware from the Basement FTP Archive (http://www.neurophys.wisc.edu/ftp_arch/spyware/adaware/) or Windows Defender from the same site
Citation is a Bibliographic and Research Notes software for Windows which is currently licensed for UW faculty, staff and students.
For more details see http://techstore.doit.wisc.edu/product.asp?login=D&itemnum=SV10205.
- Other Software
In some cases software not included above may be available at reduced rates through the UW Tech Store. See http://techstore.doit.wisc.edu/ and
http://wiscsoftware.wisc.edu//wisc/ for details.
If you have questions, need help with installing, or want to check about software not listed above, please contact Ravi.
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