Neptun Wave Spring 2020

10 February - 9 March

Neptun Wave Spring 2020

10 February - 9 March

At Projekt Neptun we use an open source package manager called Ninite. This service lets you automatically install popular open source applications with just one click. The installer 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. Ninite installers are unfortunately not available for Mac, but there is a great alternative available: Getmacapps.

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).  

Antivirus

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

Backup

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

 Downloads 

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.

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

Missed the Fall Wave?

You urgently need a laptop and can't wait until the Spring Wave? Neptun Compatibles, DQ Solutions Apple Higher Education Shop, and Microsoft Education Store offer discounted devices for your studies between the Neptun Waves. The discounts are lower than during a Neptun Wave. 

1. 10. 2019

Questions about your order & delivery?

If you have ordered an HP or Lenovo Laptop, 3Dconnexion, Samsung Product, NEC Monitor, or any other accessory, please call 041 318 40 00 or email our distributor Pathworks GmbH. For Apple orders, please call 058 225 52 77 or email our distributor DQ Solutions. You can track Microsoft Surface orders in your Microsoft Store account. yallo orders can be viewed in the user account, for questions we recommend the chat

8. 10. 2019

Projekt Neptun Account

You don't need a user account at Projekt Neptun to order. Why an account will be useful in the future is explained in this blog article.

2. 9. 2019