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Available Software

Classes of Users

Within the Computer Science Department, a variety of software are available to our users. The extent to which we provide copies and licenses depends on the status of the individual. In the table below, users are classified into two different categories of either advanced users or undergraduate users; advanced users include all of the faculty, staff, graduate students and PhD students.

Software Availability

As the different users, the software availabilities vary. Software will either be immediately available, not available, or available upon permission. This permission is granted by the Systems Staff.

Types of Software

We have classified our available software into three different categories. Each falls into either our default, itc, or msdn group.
  • The default group is the software which is provided on each departmental computer as its basic install.
  • Items which are in the itc group are provided by ITC from the RCSC Distributed Software Information database. Most of these items are provided free of cost to University members, but a few do require payment (such as Adobe). The full list of ITC provided liscenses and how to aquire them is here.
  • The MSDN group makes up the software we distribute through E-Academy. Directions for logging into and downloading software from E-Academy is here. For undergraduate students, to be granted access to the MSDN software, enrollment in a relevant CS course is necessary. For advanced users, an email to root@cs.virginia.edu is all that is required.


Name Description Advanced Users Rights Undergrad Rights Type
Acrobat Universal document exchange utility for converting to PDF format; includes Writer, Distiller, PDFMak available available itc
Acrobat Reader PDF Reader available not_available default
Active Perl Perl available not_available default
Blue J SDK Java available not_available default
Cygwin Unix Tools for Windows available not_available default
Eclipse SDK Java available not_available default
Emacs Text Editor available not_available default
Exceed X-Windows Client available not_available default
GS View PostScript Reader available not_available default
Java SDK Java available not_available default
Maple Symbolic mathematical analysis available available itc
Mathematica Mathematical analysis and visualization available available itc
Matlab Mathematical analysis and visualization available available itc
MS - Access Database available not_available default
MS - Excel Spreadsheet available not_available default
MS - Frontpage Web Publishing Software available not_available default
MS - Map Point Mapping Program available not_available default
MS - Outlook Email Client available not_available default
MS - PowerPoint Presentation Software available not_available default
MS - Project Professional Project Management available permission msdn
MS - Visio Buisness Diagrammin Software available not_available default
MS - Visual Studio .NET C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET available permission msdn
MS - Word Word Processor available not_available default
Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition Virus Protection available not_available default
Rational Suite Source Optimization available not_available default
Secure CRT SSH Client available not_available default
Secure FX Secure FTP Client available not_available default
Stuff It Expander Unzipping, Decoding, Decompression available not_available default
Visio Professional 2002 Business Diagramming Software available permission msdn