Available Software

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We provide several different levels of support for a wide range of software under several different licensing agreements. Here's a working list of commercial software available through the department or UVA academic licensing, as well as widely-used non-commercial software we support.


Windows software installed on all department-owned machines

Commercial and free software that we install on department-owned Windows machines:

Software Title Description Notes
Acrobat Reader PDF Reader
Exceed Windows X Client
Firefox Browser by the Mozilla Project
Microsoft Office Office Productivity Suite Includes Access, Excel, FrontPage, MapPoint, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and Word
SecureCRT Windows SSH client
SecureFX Windows FTP client
Symantec AntiVirus Virus Protection
Thunderbird Mail client by the Mozilla Project


Additional software available for installation on dept-owned machines

These are not installed by default but are available for installation:

Software Title Description OS Availability Notes
Matlab Technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation Windows, Linux Can be installed on any UVA-owned computer. Visit https://www.web.virginia.edu/rescomp/SoftwareInfo.asp?ID=12 to obtain an installation key. Installation media is available in the Systems Staff offices - please reserve online at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~csadmin/reservations/equip/index.php?resource_id=35
Visual Studio .NET Windows IDE Windows Can be installed on any UVA-owned computer.
If you need to install Visual Studio on a personal machine, please see the section "Microsoft software available to UVA student/faculty home computers."
Map a drive to \\eirene\applications\NetInsts and run the installer.
**IMPORTANT: Once you've finished installing, run Microsoft Update immediately, so you pick up security patches for Visual Studio!**
VMWare Workstation Commercial virtualization platform Windows, Linux Can be installed on any UVA-owned computer.
Usage restrictions apply - please read.
Email root for more details or to request installation on your machine.


Commercial Linux software provided by ITC

ITC provides several commercial Linux applications, which we mount on all of our Linux machines at /uva/bin:

Software Title Description Notes
Maple Mathematics/modeling software
Matlab Technical computing language and interactive environment for
algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation
Mathematica Mathematics/modeling software
SAS Statistical software


Microsoft software available to UVA student/faculty home computers

These items are available through ELMS or E-Academy, a download service Microsoft provides to us for distributing licensed software.

You must have an ELMS user account to download these titles; undergraduates taking CS courses that require these titles, as well as CS grad students and faculty are eligible for ELMS accounts. To request a new ELMS account or to have your existing account password reset, send mail to root.

Software Title Description Availability Notes
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Software available for purchase at discounted rates

Cavalier Computers offers academic discounts to UVA students, faculty and staff on many of their software titles. For more information, see (CavComp link).

If you are a grad student or faculty member of the CS department and would like Adobe Acrobat Professional, please see Kim Gregg for more information.