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Recommended Software

Supported Software

This page lists the software that ITS supports and recommends.

Why Choose Recommended Software?

ITS strongly urges all members of the Belmont community to use the "Recommended software" packages. The programs listed under"Other supported software," although supported by ITS, are not as secure or functional and ITS may discontinue support of some of these programs in the future. We are not able to help you configure or use software that is not on our recommended list, although you are permitted to use other programs not on this list.  ITS primarily recommends and support PC based desktops and PC based software.   MAC support is primarily through staff in each academic department .

Recommended and Supported Software List

Operating System

- Recommended Software - PCs: Windows 7
- Recommended Software - Mac: OS X v.10.3
- Notes: Windows 9X, NT, 2K not supported
- Supported By: XP or 7 only, User Services

Word Processing

- Recommended Software: Word 2010 
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software : Excel 2010
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software - PCs: PowerPoint 2010
- Recommended Software - Mac: PowerPoint 2010 & Keynote
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software: Access 2010
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software: Symantec AntiVirus 10.x Corporate Edition
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software: Microsoft Defender
- Supported By: Network Services


- Recommended Software - PC: Microsoft Firewall
- Supported By: User Services


- Recommended Software: Outlook Express 6 (all mail can be accessed via MyBelmont)
- Supported By: Network Services


- Recommended Software: Exchange or Google Calendar
- Supported By: Network Services


- Recommended Software: SAS or SPSS
- Supported By: Faculty

File Transfer

- Recommended Software: SSH Secure Shell or FTP Explorer
- Supported By: Network Services