Home Use Software
As a member of the University of Nevada, Reno you are entitled to discounted and free software that may otherwise cost a significant amount of money.
Adobe Reader is a free piece of software used for viewing PDFs. It can be downloaded, free of charge, from Adobe's Website.
Software from the Adobe Creative Suite is available at a discount from the Nevada Wolf Shop. The titles include:
- Acrobat - for creating PDFs
The current Creative Suite version is CS6.5.
Information on anti-virus programs for your personal computer can be found in our article on protecting your computer.
Apple OS X is available from the Nevada Wolf Shop at a discount for students and faculty/ staff of the University.
EndNote is available for faculty/ staff and students, at a discount, from the Nevada Wolf Shop.
Filezilla is a free FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client used to access the filesystem of a website. It can be downloaded from the Developer's website.
Maple is math solving, plotting, and manipulation software in common usage around campus.
UNR holds a Campus Wide license that also allows installation on a faculty member's personal computer.
Students can obtain Maple at a discounted price from the Nevada Wolf Shop.
Alternatively, all members of the University can access Maple on Citrix.
Active employees may purchase Office Professional Plus 2013 for their personal computer for $9.95 through the Microsoft Home Use Program.
The software includes the following applications:
DreamSpark is offered by Microsoft to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge. The University of Nevada, Reno has affiliation with DreamSpark that allows students to easily create an account and download the software.
The current available software titles are:
- Visual Studio 2008, 2010, and 2012 Professional
- Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011
- Expression Studio 4 Ultimate
- SQL Server 2012
- SQL Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Embedded Standard 7
- Robotics Developer Studio
- XNA Game Studio
- Virtual PC 2007
- Windows Phone Developer Tools
- Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK
- Small Basic
- Kodu Game Lab
- Microsoft Mathematics
Microsoft operating systems (like Windows 8) are available at a discounted price for faculty/ staff and students at the Nevada Wolf Shop.