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At Projekt Neptun we use an open source packet installer called Ninite. This service lets you automatically install popular open source applications with just one click. The installers will automatically install the latest versions of all applications listed below. Your computer must be online to use the Ninite Installer. We recommend to run the installer periodically (for example, once a month) to keep your software up to date.

Windows

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Programs contained in the installer:

  • Adobe Reader: PDF Reader
  • Audacity: Audio Editor and Recorder
  • 7-zip: Multiformat Compession Utility
  • CCCP: Provides various Media Codecs
  • CDBurnerXP: Burn CD/DVDs and Create/Burn ISO Files
  • Cute PDF: Print any Document as PDF Files
  • Evernote: Notetaking Tool
  • Firefox: Webbrowser
  • GIMP: Comprehensive Image Editor (Alternative to Photoshop)
  • Greenshot: Advanced Screen Shot Tool
  • iTunes: Media Player and iOS Device Manager
  • Inkscape: Vector Graphics Editor
  • Java 8: Java Runtime Environment
  • .NET: Software Framework Necessary for many Applications
  • Notepad++: A better Notepad
  • OpenOffice: Free Office Suite
  • Paint.NET: Raster Image Editor with Support for Layers, Blending etc.
  • QuickTime Codec
  • Shockwave (Adobe): Multimedia Plugin for Media Rich Websites (e.g.
    Online Games)
  • Silverlight: Microsoft's Flash Alternative
  • Spotify: Audio Streaming Client
  • Skype: VoIP Client / Chat-Tool
  • Thunderbird: Advanced e-Mail Client
  • VLC - VideoLAN Player: Multimedia Player for Most Media Formats
  • Winamp: Media Player and Media File Manager

Download:

Programs contained in the installer:

  • Adobe Reader: PDF Viewer
  • Audacity: Audio Editor and Recorder
  • 7-zip: Multiformat Compession Utility
  • CCCP: Provides various Media Codecs
  • CDBurnerXP: Burn CD/DVDs and Create/Burn ISO Files
  • Chrome: Webbrowser
  • Cute PDF: Print any Document as PDF Files
  • Eclipse: IDE for Java and many other Languages
  • Evernote: Notetaking Tool
  • FileZilla: FTP-Client
  • Firefox: Webbrowser
  • GIMP: Comprehensive Image Editor (Alternative to Photoshop)
  • Greenshot: Advanced Screen Shot Tool
  • Inkscape: Vector Graphics Editor
  • Java 8: Java Runtime Environment
  • JDK 8: Java Development Toolkit
  • KeePass 2: Open Source Password Manager
  • Launchy: Hotkey Launcher
  • .NET: Software Framework Necessary for many Applications
  • Notepad++: A better Notepad
  • OpenOffice: Free Office Suite
  • Opera Chromium: Webbrowser
  • Paint.NET: Raster Image Editor with Support for Layers, Blending etc.
  • Pidgin: Multi Instant Messaging Client
  • Python: Programming Language
  • Putty: SSH-Client
  • QuickTime Codec
  • Shockwave (Adobe): Multimedia Plugin for Media Rich Websites (e.g.
    Online Games)
  • Silverlight: Microsoft's Flash Alternative
  • Spotify: Audio Streaming Client
  • Skype: VoIP Client / Chat-Tool
  • TeraCopy: Advanced Copy Tool
  • Thunderbird: Advanced e-Mail Client
  • VLC - VideoLAN Player: Multimedia Player for Most Media Formats
  • Winamp: Media Player and Media File Manager
  • WinDirStat: Directory Statistics
  • WinMerge: Compare and Merge Files
  • WinRAR: RAR Archive Management Tool
  • WinSCP: SCP/SFTP-Client for Windows

Most universities provide the Office365 download free of charge for both, students and employees. Check here if Office 365 is available at your university.

Mac

Ninite installers are unfortunately not available for Mac, but there is a great alternative available. Getmacapps is basically like Ninite but for Mac. You will install the packet via the Terminal: http://www.getmacapps.com.

LaTeX

There is no LaTeX distribution included in the installers above. We recommend to use either TeX Live or MiKTeX. The advantage of TeX Live is that it is available on all major platforms (standard on most Linux distributions, Mac OS X and Windows). You can find more information, like Introductions, eBooks etc. on http://www.latex-project.org.

Antivirus

We urgently recommend to install an antivirus software on your Windows or Mac laptop! Projekt Neptun offers the commercial version of Sophos Endpoint Antivirus for all Neptun customers. You can download Sophos AV via the Neptun Software Service.

Backup

It is recommended to frequently back up your system or at least your user data! Projekt Neptun offers the commercial version of the Langmeier Backup software for all Neptun customers (for back up on a Mac use TimeMachine from Apple). Langmeier Backup can be downloaded via the Neptun Software Service.