Software Requirements

Free download/purchase

Software

Requirement

PC

MAC

Document Processing Software

Use word processing programs to submit your work. However, if you are using Microsoft Word 2007; please save it in doc not docx.

Student WebStore

Word Viewer

Student WebStore

Word Viewer

Microsoft PowerPoint (Purchase) or compatible viewer (Freeware)

Student WebStore

Student WebStore

Open Office(no comparable free MS viewer)

Adobe Acrobat Reader (Freeware)

Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader

Players and Plug-Ins

Flash Player (Freeware)

Flash Player

Flash Player

RealPlayer or QuickTime

(Freeware)

QuickTimeorRealPlayer

QuickTime is built into Mac OS X
or
RealPlayer

Java (Freeware)

Check if you have the most up-to-date version of Java.

Use theSoftware Updatefeature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.

Security

Anti-Virus Software

McAfee VirusScan

(Free Anti-Virus Software for U of I students, faculty, and staff)

McAfee VirusScan

(Free Anti-Virus Software for U of I students, faculty, and staff)

Web Browser (Freeware)

Windows
Internet Explorer 6.0-8.0
Firefox 2.0-3.6

Macintosh
Firefox 2.0-3.5

With these settings
- Cookies enabled
- JavaScript enabled
- Pop-up blockers disabled

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Safari

Firefox


Many software packages are available free of charge. Where free software isn't available, the University of Illinois may provide academic pricing for computer software and hardware for enrolled students. Please go to the student section of the U of I WebStore for downloadable versions.

Contact

For assistance, contact Technology Services at Illinois (formerly known as CITES) by phone at 217-244-7000 or email at consult@illinois.edu.