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OpenOffice

A open source office product that includes: Writer -The MS Word equivalent Calc – The MS Excel equivalent Impress – The MS Powerpoint equivalent Draw – No direct Office equivalent Base – simular to MS Access To find out more about this software check out www.openoffice.org or to download the software http://download.openoffice.org/index.html Please make sure to save your documents created in this …

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Student Discounts for Software

The folks at OnTheHub offer a variety of commercial software for purchase by students at significant discounts.  The software is for non-commercial use (i.e. classwork, etc) and requires proof of active student registration.

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IBM Student Portal

IBM has setup a site for College Students. Be sure to visit it to get access to free software and resources:  http://www.ibm.com/students

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Hard Drive Encryption

Data security is vital in today’s world. In addition to protecting yourself from Trojan horses and viruses and identity thieves, you also have to consider the possibility of physical theft of your laptop or desktop.  Many operating systems are now offering the ability to enable software encryption of the entire hard drive. In some cases (such as Windows 7 and Windows 10), this …

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Remotely Access Engineering Software

For those of you who are taking classes via Distance Learning or live far from campus, we now provide a way for you to remotely access much of the software used in our courses.  There are two different plateforms that are available for students to access software. Please visit our GENIE section for accessing software from your browser. Please visit …

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Download Free Autodesk Software

Autodesk is providing students access to some of their software through their Autodesk Student Engineering & Design Community. All you need is to register with your @fau.edu email address and you will be given access to download the software through their website. NOTE: Do not try to login with your FAU email and password. You have to register for a …

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Microsoft Software with Academic Discounts

Microsoft is offerering university students the option to purchase Microsoft Office at an significant discount. Check out http://www.theultimatesteal.com for more details. As university students, you can also purchase other software products at deep discounts when compared to regular commercial pricing: http://www.microsoft.com/education/license/howtobuy/academicsavings.aspx Also, FAU has partnered with Microsoft and JourneyEd to offer Office Pro 2010 for a drastically reduced price.  It is …

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