The Network and Systems Administration or the Research groups install a certain cadre of software for Unix as well as Windows to ensure that every computer is installed in the same way and with the same basic applications.

Additionally every Research group can install special software, for which the corresponding laboratory engineer is responsible.

This is the list of basic applications which will be installed on Windows computers:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016 oder 2019
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4
  • Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Sophos (Antivir)
  • XnView
  • 7-Zip
  • WinSCP
  • Putty
  • Notepad++
  • VLC
  • InfraRecorder

We also install those application among others:

  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express
  • LibreOffice
  • IrfanView
  • InkScape
  • GIMP
  • FreePDF
  • FoxitReader


Applications free of charge:

In addition to the programs we made scripts for (unattended installation or silent installation) there are existing a lot of Open Source oder Freeware programs, at least free of charge for private persons. A list of programs free of charge you find on the sites of the IMT under .

We will be happy for hints about further good and free software for students and/or private persons and will present them on this site:

  • Audacity - audiorecorder, audio editing - Windows, Linux
  • Avidemux - multi plattform video editor - Windows, Linux
  • Eclipse - IDE for programming in various languages - Java
  • FoxIt Reader - PDF viewer - Windows, Android
  • Antivir ( - virus scanner - Windows
  • FreeMind - mind mapping - Windows, Linux
  • gPodder - download und management of podcasts - Windows, Linux
  • JabRef - management of literature according to BibTeX - Java
  • K-Lite Codec Pack - collection of video codecs - Windows
  • SciLab - numeric mathematics (according to Matlab) - Windows, Linux
  • Octave - numeric mathematics (according to Matlab) - Windows, Linux
  • TrueCrypt / VeraCrypt - encoding of container  or drives - Windows, Linux
  • Virtual Dub - video editing - Windows
  • XVID Codec - (DivX) encocder and decoder - Windows, Linux