Applications

Software application information for the Penn community, including Penn's Supported Products.

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Posted on: April 4, 2013

Apple's Boot Camp is software that is designed to allow users to install and dual-boot Microsoft Windows on their Intel-based Macs. The software guides the user through the installation process, facilitating partitioning and driver installation. This...

Posted on: March 25, 2013
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Ipswitch's WS_FTP Professional is the supported and recommended FTP client for Windows file transfers. WS_FTP Professional has a graphical interface for FTP that lets you log onto any host running an FTP server to download software....

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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Van Dyke Technologies' SecureCRT is the recommended secure shell (ssh) client for Windows. SecureCRT supports SSH1 and SSH2.

Important note: BEN Application users should refer to the BEN Desktop Standards document for...

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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Apple's Safari is a University supported web browser for OS X.

Note: Many schools and units have standardized on the use of specific applications and operating systems. Faculty and staff should speak to their local support...

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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Word is the recommended word processing application for both Windows and OS X. It can be used to create, save, retrieve, edit, and print files. Other features include style sheets, merging, tables, customizable toolbars, glossaries,...

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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Apple's QuickTime is recommended software for viewing files that contain graphics, sound, video, text, and music. QuickTime also allows you to view movies and QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) panoramas and objects directly in your Web...

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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PowerPoint is the University's supported and recommended presentation graphics program for both OS X and Windows. It can be used to create overheads, onscreen electronic presentations, and handouts. PowerPoint features customizable...

Posted on: March 20, 2013
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Pidgin is a supported instant messaging client for Windows. Instant messaging is the the exchange of typed messages between computer users in real time via the Internet. Pidgin supports chat services and protocols such as AIM, ICQ,...

Posted on: March 19, 2013
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Mozilla.org's Thunderbird is among several email clients in use on campus, and is not supported by all schools and units. Please refer to the document Email Specifications by School article or speak with your Local Support Provider (...

Posted on: March 19, 2013
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Symantec Endpoint Protection is recommended for use at the University. It checks hard drives, removable media, and email attachments for known computer viruses and removes any that it finds, including macro viruses. It also monitor...