Free Software Downloads for at Home

The following is a collection of links and information related to free software you might find useful for your home computer. To find what software is available in campus General Access Labs, please visit the lab software page. Some of these programs are available for use at home through The Virtual Lab service.

CAMPUS SOFTWARE

Additional information about software resources on campus or how to download or purchase software for your home or office computer is available on the software listings page.

Quick tip

Download help
If you need help downloading these programs, or if you run into a problem, contact the HelpDesk at (320) 308-2077, helpdesk@stcloudstate.edu or in Miller Center B43.

AntiVirus and Spyware Software

Web Browsers

  • FireFox Web browser: A popular and free alternative Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and Linux/Unix.
  • Google Chrome: A popular and free alternative Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and Linux/Unix.

Multimedia Software

  • Adobe Shockwave Player: A free player for Web-based multimedia playback.
  • Adobe Flash Player: A free player that provides the ability to view interactive Web-based materials, games and animations.
  • Microsoft Silverlight: A free player that provides the ability to view interactive Web-based materials, games and animations.

File Transfer Software

Graphic and Publishing Software

  • Paint .NET for Windows: Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows.
  • GIMP: A free feature-rich image manipulation program available for Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OSX platforms.

Word Processors and Productivity Suites

  • Open Office Suite: Free office suite for Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux ("Linux"), Sun Solaris, Mac OS X (under X11), and FreeBSD platforms.

 

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