BU Linux operating system

We use and support BU Linux on our Linux systems. BU Linux is a re-packaged Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS distribution with some additions and customizations to take advantage of BU resources. While we will make an attempt to assist you with basic problems on systems running other Linux distributions, we do not provide any formal support for distros other than BU Linux.

Along with the standard software packages distributed with BU Linux, we also support the following 3rd party software in the Linux environments:

Mac OS X operating system

Along with the standard applications that come with OS X we also support the following:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Filemaker Pro – through CAS Computing Services
  • Firefox
  • MS Office for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, etc)
  • MS Remote Desktop Client

Microsoft Windows operating system

The CS department also uses and supports the Microsoft Windows operating system. We currently support Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional.

Along with the operating system we also support the following software packages:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Ghostscript and Ghostview
  • Hummingbird Exceed
  • Jasc Media Center
  • Jasc Paintshop Pro
  • MiKTeX (a Windows version of LaTeX)
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .Net
  • Norton Anti-Virus
  • Panda Anti-Virus
  • SecureCRT
  • Tera Term Pro
  • WinSSH
  • WinZip
  • X-Win32