7-Zip Windows
By 7-Zip
For Everybody

7-Zip is a file archiver extractor with high compression ratio. 7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL.

By Aquamacs
For Everybody

Aquamacs is an Aqua-native build of the powerful Emacs text editor. “Aqua-native,” means more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard OS X application. Aquamacs features extensive customization that enables it to conform better with Apple’s standard Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) than standard versions of the editor do.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Aquamacs Emacs: LSU Overview.

By cdrecord
For Everybody

cdrecord is a CD burning and editing package.

For additional information, please refer to: cdrecord: LSU Overview.

Cyberduck Windows, Mac
By Cyberduck
For Everybody

Cyberduck is a open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licensed under the GPL with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain and AppleScript.

DBAN Windows, Mac, Linux
By blancco
For Everybody

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

For additional information about this software, please see this GROK article: DBAN: LSU Overview

FileZilla Windows, Mac, Linux
By FileZilla
For Everybody

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

For more information about this software, see this GROK article: FileZilla: LSU Overview

To download FileZilla, please go to the FileZilla download page.

GNU Emacs Windows, Linux
GNU Emacs
By GNU Emacs
For Everybody

Emacs is a text editor and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp ('elisp', for short), a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.


HDClone Windows
By Miray Software
For Everybody

HDClone Free Edition copies the complete contents of hard disks and other IDE/ATA/SATA, SCSI, and USB media on a physical level. This allows to create even backups or copies of complete operating system installations smoothly.

IBM PComm Windows
For Faculty, Staff

IBM® Personal Communications is a host communication and terminal emulation package for Microsoft® Windows® that features virtual terminal (VT) Emulation, systems network architecture (SNA) application support, integration and connectivity. Personal Communications is a key component of IBM® Host Access Client Package and IBM® Host Integration Solution.

K3b Linux
By K3b
For Everybody

K3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE. It provides a comfortable user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD.

Notepad++ Windows
By NotePad++
For Everybody

Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment.
This project, based on the Scintilla edit component (a very powerful editor component), written in C++ with pure win32 api and STL (that ensures the higher execution speed and smaller size of the program), is under the GPL License.

For additional information, please refer to: Notepad++: LSU Overview.

OnyX Mac
By Titanium Software
For Everybody

OnyX is a maintenance, optimization, and personalization utility. It also makes it possible to configure certain hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, and Safari, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, preview the different logs and CrashReporter, and more.

For more information about this program please see the following GROK article: OnyX: LSU Overview

For versions of Onyx compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 or lower, please see the OnyX download page on the provider's website.

OSFMount Windows
By PassMark Software
For Everybody

OSFMount supports mounting images of CDs in .ISO format , which can be useful when a particular CD is used.

OSFMount allows you to mount local disk image files (bit-for-bit copies of a disk partition) in Windows with a drive letter. OSFMount also supports the creation of RAM disks, basically a disk mounted into RAM. This generally has a large speed benefit over using a hard disk. As such this is useful with applications requiring high speed disk access, such a database applications, games (such as game cache files) and browsers (cache files).

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: OSFMount: LSU Overview.

PuTTY SSH Client Windows, Linux
PuTTY SSH Client
For Everybody

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.

By RBrowser
For Everybody

RBrowser is a full featured free graphic FTP-SFTP client. RBrowser allows the user to manage/browse files on the remote host with an easy-to-use graphic interface. File management includes move, copy, duplicate, compress, delete,set permissions, make links, etc...

For versions compatible with older operating systems, please go to the RBrowser download page.

Samba Linux
By Samba
For Everybody

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Samba: LSU Overview

The Unarchiver
By Dag Ågren
For Everybody

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats.

The Unarchiver can be downloaded free of charge from the Mac App Store

Vim Windows, Mac, Linux
By Vim
For Everybody

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

WinDirStat Windows
By WinDirStat
For Everybody

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows (all current variants). WinDirStat reads the whole directory tree once and then presents it in three useful views: the directory list, the treemap, the extension list.

Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK)
By Microsoft
For Everybody

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is designed to help corporate IT professionals customize and deploy certain families of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can perform unattended Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, and create Windows PE images.

Please read the Getting Started, Release notes and deployment services for proper usage.

To read more about Windows AIK for Vista click here

To read more about Windows AIK for Windows 7/Server 2008, click here