Software & Drivers

Mavericks Release

Apple is releasing it's new operating system, Mavericks, on October 22nd. This is a reminder that you should never upgrade your Vassar-owned computer's operating system on your own.  It has been tested and is not ready for use with our image.

Links To Software Licensed for Campus Use

Vassar has a variety of software licenced for campus use.  For more information, or assistance installing software, please contact the Help Desk at (845) 437-7224.   Adobe software is not licensed for campus use but you can purchase a subscription to Adobe Cloud at Education rates.  Click here for more information. 

Links to downloadable software is available here.

Software Type of Software Downloads More Info Support

Microsoft Security Essentials

Virus Protection

Windows XP
(Remove the old anti-virus software first using CleanWipe)

Windows 7 / Vista 32-bit


Windows 7 / Vista 64-bit

Vassar's Safe Computing Guide

Microsoft

Filemaker

Database

Training Available

Filemaker's Support Resources

FireFox

Web Browser

Mac

Windows

Firefox Knowledge Base

Safari

Web Browser

Mac

Windows

Safari Support

Internet Explorer

Web Browsers

Windows XP

Thunderbird

Email Client

Mac

Windows

Vassar's Email Guide

Thunderbird Help & Tutorials

7-Zip

Compression Utility

Windows

7-Zip Site

RefWorks Citation Management Citing Sources RefWorks Help and Tutorials

The Unarchiver

Compression Utility

Mac

The Unarchiver Site

Mathematica

Data Analysis
and Scientific Visualization

Faculty (CIS Domain)

Students (Academic Domain)

Licensing Information
for Vassar Campus

MATLAB

Data analysis & scientific visualization

Mac

Windows

Activation Key

Download is for Vassar-owned computers only. You will still need your account to be verifide by CIS. Email helpdesk@vassar.edu with the subject line "MATLAB Account Activation Request" to create a request ticket.

MATLAB Support 

Installation instructions
SPSS 

Analytics

Mac

Windows 32-bit 

Windows 64-bit

Download is for Vassar-owned computers only.
Installation instructions.

IBM Support

SuperDuper

Backup Software

Mac

Back-up Strategies

Shirt-Pocket Support

VPN

Remote Connectivity

VPN for Mac 32-bit
VPN for PC
VPN for Windows 64-bit

About VPN

Cisco Systems VPN Support

Software Commonly Available On Campus

Software Description License type Where to be found
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Office productivity Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (Windows and Mac)
MS Visual Studio Pro 2005 Programming environment Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (Windows only)
Nero Disc burning & backup Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (Windows only)
FileMaker Pro Desktop database Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (Windows and Mac)
Mathematica Data analysis & scientific visualization Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (all platforms)
LabVIEW Data analysis & scientific visualization Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (all platforms)
Cambridge Structural Database Crystallographic visualization Campus unlimited (Vassar-owned machines) All campus machines (all platforms)
Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF creation Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Photoshop Image editing Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Illustrator Vector graphics Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe InDesign Printed publishing Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Dreamweaver Web development Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Flash Multimedia development Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Director Multimedia development Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe After Effects Digital video editing Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Premiere Pro Digital video editing Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe SoundBooth Digital sound editing Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Adobe Encore DVD authoring software Single-machine Sci Vis Lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
Autodesk Maya 3D modeling & animation 25 concurrent Vassar-owned machines Sci Vis Lab, Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
MATLAB Data analysis & scientific visualization 50 concurrent Vassar-owned machines All campus machines (through Citrix)
SPSS Statistical analysis Campus unlimited (college and student machines) All campus machines (all platforms)
SAS Statistical analysis 25 concurrent users (college and student machines through Citrix) All campus machines (through Citrix)
JMP Statistical analysis Campus unlimited (college and student machines) All campus machines (Windows and Mac)
Origin Pro Data analysis & scientific visualization Campus unlimited (college and student machines) All campus machines (Windows only / Citrix)
ArcGIS Geospatial analysis Lab licenses Sci Vis Lab, GIS lab, and Mobile tablet PCs
KaleidaGraph Graphing tool Single-machine Sci Vis Lab and GIS lab
IDL Data analysis & scientific visualization Single-machine Sci Vis Lab
SciFinder Scholar Academic journals database 6 concurrent campus licenses Sci Vis Lab, Library electronic classroom
Discovery Studio Molecular modeling & simulations Single-machine Sci Vis Lab
Materials Studio Molecular modeling & simulations Single-machine Sci Vis Lab
Gaussian / GaussView Molecular modeling & simulations Campus license (Linux 64-bit) Sci Vis Lab
Spartan (Essential edition) Molecular modeling & simulations Single-machine Sci Vis Lab
STELLA Systems modeling Single-machine Sci Vis Lab and GIS lab
COMSOL Systems modeling Single-machine Sci Vis Lab
NeuroSolutions Neural Networks modeling  5 single-machine licenses Sci Vis Lab
Final Cut Pro Digital video editing Single-machine Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab
DVD Studio Pro DVD authoring Single-machine Media Cloisters, Digital Media Lab

Visual Fortran

Fortran compiling

5-seat floating license

GIS Lab

Kingdom Suite

Geophysical modeling 

10-seat floating license

GIS Lab

PDF Annotator 

PDF modification

20 seats

Mobile tablet PCs