CSL Managed Workstations
Ubuntu Linux workstations have a rich set of applications and libraries provided as part of the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Additional Linux software, including both newer and older versions of some applications and libraries, is in /s/package-name. In addition to this, staff members may request access to install programs using
apt-get on their primary, non instructional, workstations. Please email the lab to request this feature.
Red Hat Linux workstations have applications and libraries provided as part of the RedHat Enterprise Linux distribution. Additional Linux software, including both newer and older versions of some applications and libraries, is in /s/package-name.
Windows 7 workstations have many applications installed by default, and additional applications are available for installation on desktop workstations:
- Open the Start Menu.
- Go to
All Programs → Microsoft System Center → Configuration Manager → Software Center.
- Select the
Available SoftwareTab. Then select the program you want to install on your workstation.
- Most programs will silently install and be available for use in a few minutes.
If you need additional software, or different versions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your request. Please include your user name and the host name of the computer where you want the software installed.
Software licensed under the Microsoft Imagine Program and VMware Academic Program is available for Computer Sciences Department students, faculty, and staff (Note: authorization is automatic; authentication is via the CS Department authenticated web access).
UW-Madison also provides no-charge software through the Campus Software Library (Note: User must have a valid Wiscard and NetID in order to access this software).
Microsoft Imagine (formerly DreamSpark and MSDNAA)
Microsoft Imagine is a Microsoft Program that gives students Microsoft professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost. Microsoft Imagine supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.
The VMware Academic Program supports the use of virtualization applications in teaching and research. The program provides both desktop and infrastructure software for personal use, whether as part of STEM classes, in research projects, or for gaining hands-on experience with VMware products. Applications are provided at no cost to end users.
Campus Software Library
The Campus Software Library provides no-charge access to security, productivity, research, and utility software. Installation and use restrictions vary by product.