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4.1. Open Source and Free Apps

The Microsoft Client Access License (CAL) agreement does not allow the School of Business Service Desk to provide licensing support to students who are not currently enrolled in classes regardless of previous licensing status.

MS Office recovery media was offered during the buy-out phase and is only available to currently enrolled students.

The software links below are Open Source or free for private use and are meant to provide a substitute for Lease-buyout laptop users who have reformatted or upgraded their Operating Systems and no longer have MS Office.



Full Office Suite with Spreadsheet, Presentation Maker, Database, Document Creator, Image Manipulation

Open Office (Similar to MS Office)

Document / Word Processor

AbiWord (Similar to MS Word)


Image Manipulation

GNU Image Manipulation Program (Similar to Adobe Photoshop) (Similar to Adobe Photoshop and MS PhotoEditor)


Antivirus (Only one is needed / recommended)

Avast Antivirus Free Edition

Microsoft Security Essentials

AVG Free Edition


EAV Antivirus Suite Free Edition






HTML Editors



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