Computer Software Configuration
Revised October 18, 2013
The following list of software is purchased and supported by Information Technology (IT) on University computers. IT's goal is to create a stable and reliable computing environment for all University users to meet teaching and administrative needs. Adding new software solutions and upgrading existing software is dependent on compatibility with Operating Systems (OS), Applications and Reporting solutions and the following list of standard software currently installed on University computers.
If a need exists to deviate from the list of standard software, please submit the approval form to IT prior to purchasing software with University department funds. All requests will be reviewed for compatibility with current software installations as well as identify the level of University IT support available for the requested software.
Once approved, Kettering University has a list of preferred software vendors that offer technology discounts for University purchases along with discounts available for students and employees purchasing software for personal use.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package. More information.
Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications. More information.
Software critical to successfully running computer applications and websites. More information.
Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. More information.
Adobe Reader software is the free trusted standard for reliably viewing, printing and annotating PDF documents. More information.
Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. More information.
CutePDF is a proprietary Portable Document Format (PDF) converter/editor for Microsoft Windows. More information.
The free, non-profit browser for destop and mobile. More information.
Google Chrome is freeware browser developed by Google. More information.
Internet Explorer is a commercial browser developed by Microsoft. More information.
Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash. More information.
7-Zip is an open source file archiver, or an application used to compress files. More information.
SQL Developer is a graphical version of SQL*Plus, written in Java, that supports development in SQL and PL/SQL. More information.
Download a complete list of standard software and utilities installed on University computers. Contact the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on further standard software installations for Linux and Macintosh computers.