PDF files can be viewed by using Adobe Reader which is installed on the lab machines. Open the file by double clicking on the file's icon. On UNIX machines PDF files can also be opened from the command line using the command acroread <path_to_PDF> where <path_to_PDF> is the path to the PDF file to be viewed.
Microsoft Word is installed on the Windows machines. It can be started by selecting Start->All Programs->Microsoft Office->Microsoft Word. On UNIX machines use Open Office Writer. Select Applications->Office->OpenOffice.org Writer. Open Office Writer can read and write Microsoft Word compatible documents.
Contact the CS System Administrator.
The department in conjunction with the Microsoft Development Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) is pleased to bring you the opportunity to get free software. For very modest amounts, some of the software media is also available for purchase. You must be enrolled in a CSCI or CIS class and have received an email with login information to take advantage of this offer. You will receive a new email each semester you are eligible. (Emails may come from DreamSpark instead.) If interested, please visit our MSDNAA website.
When you download the software you may get an iso file which you will have to burn to a disc to use. The MSDNAA website has instructions on how to do so here.
The University of Wisconsin System has a website where you can order a variety of software at a significant discount:http://wiscsoftware.wisc.edu/wisc/. To purchase software from this site you will need to use your Parkside NetID (email login and password), not your CS one.
The School of Business and Technology have an academic licensing agreement with Vmware for licenses for educational and research purposes. Please see the CS System Administrator for more details.
SSH is installed on all of the CS Lab machines. For your personal computer Click here to download SSH for Windows. For Mac OS X, SSH is already available via the command line in the Terminal application, but you may click here to download a GUI wrapper for SFTP. For Linux it should be available via the package manager for your distribution if it is not already installed.