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Ad-Aware Free

The free version provides advanced protection against spyware.

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Adium

Adium is is an Instant Messaging client for Mac OS X that allows you to use all of your different IM accounts at once.

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Adobe Connect Pro Add-In

Adobe Connect was adopted by Loyola for the purposes of providing the university community with a web conferencing solution for conducting synchronous online classes and meetings. It allows for flexibility in delivering rich content including streaming audio, video, and slide show presentations. The application also offers many tools for collaboration such as whiteboarding, document sharing, and live polling.

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Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader lets you view, print, and sign Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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Audacity

With Audacity, free downloadable recording software that works on both Macs and PCs, you’re able to easily record audio tracks and seamlessly edit clips together. Whether you’d like to create a podcast, narrate content to post to Blackboard or convert music files, audio recording software is incredibly useful to have around. Audacity has many easy-to-use features, such as editing via cut, copy and paste, noise removal, volume fading and multi-track mixing.

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AutoCAD

Design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features found in AutoCAD® design and documentation software, one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D. With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD design software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs. It’s time to take design further. It’s time for AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD Architecture

AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD® software created for architects. AutoCAD Architecture supports a faster way of working. Purpose-built features for architectural drafting help you create designs and documents more efficiently, in the familiar AutoCAD software environment.

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AutoCAD for Mac

AutoCAD® for Mac® software—it’s AutoCAD, for the Mac, bringing robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the Mac OS® X platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. And because it’s AutoCAD, you’re working natively in DWG™ format, so you can easily share files with clients, suppliers, and partners around the world, regardless of platform.

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Autodesk Maya

Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today’s demanding production requirements. Autodesk® Maya® 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration.

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Autodesk SketchBook Designer

Explore design concepts and produce stunning artwork with Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer illustration software (formerly Autodesk® Alias® Sketch software). In addition to the sketching capabilities and quality results that professionals have come to expect from Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro software, SketchBook Designer enables professional designers and artists to use a hybrid paint and vector workflow for concept design illustration and graphic communication. Within the intuitive, creative SketchBook environment, even new users can be productive within minutes.

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Autodesk SketchBook Pro

Designed for use with tablet PCs or digitized pen tablets, Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro drawing and painting software is your digital sketchpad. It is easy to use with fast, reactive drawing and productivity-enhancing tools that help you express your ideas freely and boost production. Use it in any design process where pen and paper would traditionally be used.

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avast! AntiVirus Home Edition

Provides protection against viruses and spyware.

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AVG Free Anti-Virus

Basic protection against viruses and spyware.

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Avira Anti-Virus Personal Edition

Basic protection against dangerous viruses, worms and Trojans.

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Bloglines

Bloglines is a web-based feed reader that enables users to browse, subscribe to, and read weblogs and news feeds.

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CCleaner

CCLeaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.

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ColorPix

ColorPix allows users to select pixels of colors and change them to different formats to garner great manipulation of colors in pictures and graphics.

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Darik’s Boot and Nuke

Darik’s Boot and Nuke is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.  DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

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Doodle

Schedule an event such as a board meeting, business lunch, conference call, family reunion, movie night, or any other group event.

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DrawPlus

DrawPlus is a drawing and graphics software that enables you to create vector graphics, family trees, room layouts and web animations.

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EXO5

It is important to note that no software application or hardware device is a guarantee of recovery if your device is lost or stolen. If your device is stolen, please do not use these tools to put yourself in a dangerous situation. Contact the appropriate authorities if you have information that may aid in the return of your equipment.

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ExpressPDF

ExpressPDF is an online tool that allows users to quickly convert a web page to a PDF file and have it e-mailed to them.

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FileZilla

FileZilla is a fast, reliable and free FTP desktop client.  File Transfer Protocol is the protocol for defining how to download and upload files between a client and a server.  It has many useful features and an easy-to-use interface.

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Firefox Web browser

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured browser for Windows that makes browsing more efficient.

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Flickr

Flickr is an online photo management utility that helps to organize and share your digital collection(s).

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Foxit

Foxit is a smaller and faster alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader. It lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome is an open source web browser that is free to download and use.  Incorporating components from numerous applications such as Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome currently is in its beta version.  It took me under 2 minutes to search, find, download and run Google Chrome.  The switch from another web browser to Google Chrome is seamless. With three clicks, you can import bookmarks and settings from another browser.  Google Chrome has the look and feel of Opera and has similar functionality such as what is now the “standard” tab browsing.  Each new tab opened contains thumbnails to your most visited sites, links to your recent bookmarks, recently closed web pages, and history.

Some unique features of Google Chrome include its ability to create instant application shortcuts that you can put on your desktop as well as an “incognito mode” where nothing is saved from your web browsing.  The feature that is particularly useful is what Google calls “crash control.”  Every tab is run independently in the browser like separate windows.  This means that when one tab is not working, it does not affect the other tabs.  Similar to using the computer’s task manager, when a tab is not functioning properly, you can easily pull up the Google Chrome task manager and end its process while the other tabs remain open.

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Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, collaborative online word processor that enables users to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

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HLM6

Hierarchical Linear Modeling and Non-Hierarchical Linear Modeling software from SSI, International is available to students for use on their personal computers at no cost. The student edition, while free, limits the size of the model you may analyze and technical support is not available.

Faculty who wish to try out HLM on their personal computers can download a free trial version which is good for 15 days.

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iTunes

iTunes is a free software for playing and storing your digital music and video content.

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Libre Office

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

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Lisrel

Lisrel is a Structural Equation Modeling software from SSI, International is available to students for use on their personal computers at no cost. The student edition, while free, limits the size of the model you may analyze and technical support is not available.

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LoJack

It is important to note that no software application or hardware device is a guarantee of recovery if your device is lost or stolen. If your device is stolen, please do not use these tools to put yourself in a dangerous situation. Contact the appropriate authorities if you have information that may aid in the return of your equipment.

More than 2 million laptops are stolen every year, meaning that you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of laptop theft. Laptops are not just stolen for their monetary value. Most laptops contain personal documents and important information that can be highly valuable to today’s laptop thieves. Having your laptop stolen can cost you more than just the value of your computer; it can also leave you at risk for identity theft or other more serious crimes.

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Loyola Network Registration

Loyola Netreg, short for Network Registration, is a registration system for connecting devices to Loyola’s data network.

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Loyola’s Wireless Network

Loyola’s wireless network provides all Loyola students, faculty, and staff with access to the Internet from multiple locations on campus.

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LUC Box

We’re excited to offer a new “cloud-based” file storage service available to Loyola faculty, staff and students. The service, called LUC Box, provides a simple, secure way to create, store, and share files and folders in the “cloud” (in other words, via the internet). LUC Box can help you consolidate your documents in a single location, easily accessible from anywhere, on any device. You can create files and folders, share them using a direct link, invite others to collaborate, and continue to revise and review your content.

More specifically, LUC Box provides:

Cloud storage.  10 GB of cloud-based storage for all Loyola faculty, staff, and students.
Simple file management.  Store and organize documents, media, and other content online so you can access it from anywhere, anytime, any device.
Secure file sharing and collaboration.  Share files with anyone, inside or outside Loyola.
Mobile access.  Access, share, and collaborate using any web enabled tablet or smart device.

Signing up is simple: Go to https://luc.box.com and follow the on-screen prompts. Your LUC Box account will be created immediately using your UVID credentials.

LUC Box provides an alternative to existing personal and departmental shared drives, and can make it easier to collaborate and access documents from anywhere on any device. Please note, however, that existing policies regarding sensitive data also apply to cloud storage services.  It is never acceptable to store Loyola Protected data on any cloud service. This includes data such as grades, social security numbers, private correspondence, classified research, etc.  We invite you to review Loyola’s Cloud Computing Policy for additional information.

To learn more about cloud storage via the LUC Box, please visit our introductory page on Loyola’s web site. If you have questions or need further support, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 773-508-4ITS or helpdesk@luc.edu.

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Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware.

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Mathematica 8

Mathematica is the world’s most powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation–as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.

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Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office allows users to create and maintain databases, create and edit typewritten documents, design websites, design electronic presentations, create spreadsheets and perform a number of other similar tasks.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

You can view presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions as well as password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but it does not support edits.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

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Minitab 15

Minitab 15;  free 30-day trial (through estore.e-academy.com

Academic Use license can be rented online for specific time periods, e.g., 3 months, 6 months and one year.

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NVivo

NVivo 9 is software that helps you to work with unstructured information like documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures – so that you can ultimately make better decisions.

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OneNote 2010

OneNote 2010 is a shareable digital notebook for organizing work and notations.

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OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice is a free office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.  OpenOffice can read  files created in other Office suites, including Microsoft Office and can output files in many formats, including pdf.

The slideshow feature, Impress, can export slides as Shockwave Flash, saving you the trouble of importing your files into an application like Captivate or Camtasia to create a video of your slides.

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Opera

Opera is a web browser which offers premier security as well as website management facets that make web design that much easier.

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PagePlus

PagePlus is a desktop publishing software that enables you to create documents for your home, school, business or club – no experience required.

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Paint.net

Paint.net is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

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PhotoPlus

PhotoPlus is a photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance digital photos, create bitmap graphics and web animations.

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Pidgin

Pidgin is an Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

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Prey Project

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Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

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Producer for PowerPoint 2003

Use Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides, and images, then preview and publish a rich media presentation virtually anywhere for viewing in a Web browser.

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PuTTY

Putty is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. Telnet and SSH are typically used to login to a remote computer and execute commands. Telnet is a common way to remotely control web servers.

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RSSOwl

RSSOwl lets you gather, organize, update, and store information from any RSS-compliant source.

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SAS

SAS provides a technology platform for market-leading analytic applications.

SAS Fellowship program.  Although there is no free trial, through SAS Fellowship Program, students can apply for research grant from SAS to use software free for their research projects for 6 months.

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SignUpGenius

If you are a group leader and find yourself organizing volunteers, meals, service projects, or events… we want to make your life a lot simpler! Now you can coordinate it all online… FREE!

Simple Wizard for Building Sign Ups

Choose from hundreds of professionally designed themes
Upload your own image/logo to your sign up page
Use a WYSIWYG interface to create rich-text descriptions
Enter hundreds of dates in an instant using our recurring wizard
Watch video tutorials to easily create a sign up

Flexible Sign Up Page Formats

Non-date specific sign ups for donation lists or ongoing sign ups
RSVP format sign ups for parties and banquets
Traditional Date/Slot sign ups for massive volunteer sign ups
Sign ups with limited quantities or unlimited quantities
Comment field for custom responses on each sign up
FREE advertising-based sign ups or fee-based no-ads sign ups

Admin-Controlled Security and Privacy Settings

Customizable options for what users have to enter to sign up
No account required option for your participants
Optional password-protected sign up pages
Optional group-only sign ups that restrict sign ups to group members
Non-indexed URLs so admin determines who is invited
Emails are NEVER sold or distributed. Period.

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SlideShare

Share your PowerPoint, OpenOffice, Apple Keynotes, and many other slide presentations online.

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SPSS

SPSS is a full-featured data analysis program that offers a variety of applications including data base managements and reporting, statistical analysis, and graphics.

Academic License SPSS; $639 for SPSS Base, $439-$539 for each additional module, e.g., SPSS Advanced Models, SPSS Conjoint and SPSS TABLES

Academic use license can be rented online for specific time periods, e.g., 3 months, 6 months and one year.

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Spybot

Spybot scans your computer’s memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware components and removes them.

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SyStat 12

A statistics and statistical graphics software package.

My SyStat12 free for student use. Streamlined, student-oriented variation of SYSTAT 12 for undergraduate research – limitation is 100 variables.

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VarsityBuys

Through VarsityBuys students, faculty and staff are eligible for discount pricing on Microsoft and other software purchases.

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Viddix

Viddix is a free online‐based video platform that allows you to add interactive content like slides, photographs, or polls to your current internet videos.

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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A computer network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure such as the internet to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization’s network.

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VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos allowing people to leave comments in 4 ways – using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).

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Windows 7

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YouSendIt

YouSendIt allows you to send large files over the Internet, replacing the need for FTP transfers and email attachments.

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