Alternative software sources at VUB/ULB
Apart from the campus licenses managed by
SoftWeb, other sources for software exist at the VUB/ULB. Here are a
few to check out:
- HPC -
Hydra Computing Center,
a user-friendly interface to access information, documentation and
services for the new High Performance Computing cluster Hydra, hosted
at the Computing Center.
- VUB Microsoft Campus Agreement. The VUB obtained an
through which VUB-personnel can use a number of desktop software
products, such as: Microsoft Office Professional Mac & Win, CAL (=
Client Access Licence) for Windows Server, Exchange Server, SMS,
Sharepoint Portal Server, SQL Server. Please check out the VUB Intranet for details
- ULB Microsoft Campus and Select Agreement. For Microsoft
ULB, please contact the 'Centrale
d'achat' via Intranet.
Open source software
If you are looking for free open source alternative software, we propose the following:
Other good starting points for free software on the Internet are Tucows, AlternativeTo and Osalt.
- Octave and Sage are both good alternatives for Mathematica.
- MySQL community edition is the world's most popular open source database.
- PSPP is created to be a free replacement for SPSS.
- Acrobat alternatives can be found here
- R is a free software environment for statistial computing and graphics.
- LibreOffice and OpenOffice are both office suites that can work with Microsoft Office document formats.