Linux operating system

We use and support CentOS on our Linux systems. CentOS is based the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution.  As distributed at BU, it comes 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 CentOS.

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

  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • S-Plus
  • Maple

Mac OS X operating system

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

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – through IS&T
  • Matlab
  • MS Office for Mac
  • MS Remote Desktop Client
  • Xcode

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 7 Professional.

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

  • Python 2/3
  • Java 7/8
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Oracle VirtualBox
  • 7-Zip
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Office
  • Kinect for Windows
  • Matlab
  • Logicly
  • Wireshark
  • Notepad++
  • MiKTeX (a Windows version of LaTeX)
  • Haskell Platform 7.10
  • FileZilla FTP Client
  • Gimp
  • Weka 3.6
  • Android Studio
  • Wing IDE
  • Eclipse IDE