Software Installation

You will require some software when you are taking a computer science course.

Carleton University Software for students
Anti-virus
Virtual Machines
Free software for School of Computer Science students

Carleton University Software for students

Listed are some software that you will need and instructions on how to install it.

Carleton University offers Microsoft software free of charge to all students:

Carleton ITS offers some site-licensed software to students:

Anti-virus

Carleton university does not offer anti-virus to students. However there are options.

  • Every Windows 10 O/S comes with a built in anti-virus called Windows Defender.
  • If your internet provider is Bell or Rogers they offer free anti-virus to their customers

Virtual Machines

During the course of your program you will be using virtualization technologies. Every course will have their own software requirements.

Free software for School of Computer Science students

There is free software available for computer science students such as Microsoft development tools, VMWare, Matlab, OnTheHub software offers, Virtualbox, Nextcloud client, x2go and more!