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Faculty & Staff Software/Hardware Purchasing Options

There are several options available to faculty and staff for purchasing discounted software and hardware for professional and personal use. The following is a list of hardware and software that is available to you at a discounted price, or at no additional cost.

Whenever possible, open source alternatives are listed for your consideration. Please note that these options have not been tested by IT for compatibility with the campus environment, but may serve as a low cost alternative.

Note: If you would like to install any software/hardware on your work computer, please contact your local technical support staff.

Software

Hardware

Software

Product

Cost Information

Preferred Vendor

Contact/
Purchasing

Personal Use

Adobe 
Creative Suites, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, ColdFusion, Photoshop, etc.

See open source equivalent to Adobe Acrobat (Foxit PDF Creator & Editor)

See open source equivalent to Photoshop (GIMP)

See open source equivalent to Adobe In-Design & Pagemaker (Scribus)
Educational Discount AvailableDell/ASAPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit The Matador Bookstore
Adobe
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, Flash 8 and Contribute 4
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ANote: These versions are no longer available for purchase. Newer versions are available from The Matador Bookstore
AmosNo Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
Apple
Mac OS X 10.6
Educational Discount AvailableAppleContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit the Education Apple Store
Apple
iLife
Educational Discount AvailableAppleContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit the Education Apple Store
Apple
iWork
Educational Discount AvailableAppleContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit the Education Apple Store
Avid 
Media Composer
Educational Discount AvailableDell/ASAPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit The Matador Bookstore
Cisco
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
Clickers
Student Response Systems
No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
Elluminate
Webconferencing Tool
No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
Foxit
A True and Complete PDF Solution 
(equivalent to Adobe Acrobat)
PDF Creator 
PDF Editor
Open Source Alternative. Low Cost.N/AContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffDownload from Foxit
Fugu
SFTP
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
GIMP 
GNU Image Manipulation Program 
(equivalent to Adobe Photoshop)
Open Source Alternative. No Cost.N/AContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffDownload from GIMP for
PC Users 
Mac Users
Hershey
Singularity Office Suite (Document scanning and imaging software)
No Additional CostHershey Systems, Inc.Contact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffN/A
HiSoftware 
Acc Verify/Acc Repair, 
Hi-Caption, 
Link Validation Utility
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
LecShare
Accessible HTML Powerpoint File Conversion
LecShare Lite – No additional Cost

LecShare Pro – Educational Discount
N/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
Microsoft 
Office for PC and Mac 
See open source equivalent (Open Office)
No Additional CostDell/ASAPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffTo obtain a single license for $15, 
visit the Matador Bookstore in-person
Microsoft 
Visio &
Project 
See open source equivalent to Visio (Draw by Open Office)
Educational Discount AvailableDell/ASAPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit The Matador Bookstore
Microsoft
Windows 7
No Additional CostDell/ASAPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffVisit The Matador Bookstore
Moodle
Learning Management System
No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
Open Office
The Free and Open Productivity Suite 
Writer (equiv. Word),
Calc (equiv. to Excel), 
Impress (equiv. to PowerPoint),
Draw (equiv. to Visio) 
and Base (equiv.to Access)
Open Source Alternative. No Cost.N/AContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffDownload from Open Office for
PC Users 
Mac Users
R Project
(equiv. to SAS and SPSS)
Open Source Alternative. No Cost.N/AContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffDownload from R Project
Respondus 4.0 No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
SAS 
Education Analytical Suite
See open source equivalent (R Project)
No Additional CostSAS, Inc.Contact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffN/A
Scribus 
Open Source Desktop Publishing 
(equiv. to Adobe In-Design & Pagemaker)
Open Source Alternative. No Cost.N/AContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staffDownload from Scribus
SoftChalk
Lesson Builder
No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A

SPSS/PASW
See open source equivalent (R Project)
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
StudyMate AuthorNo Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A
SSH
Secure Shell + Secure FTP
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
Symantec
Anti-Virus Corporate Edition
No Additional CostDownload from the CSUN Software Download PageN/ADownload from the CSUN Software Download Page
Turnitin
Online Plagiarism Prevention Tool
No Additional CostN/AContact the Faculty Technology CenterN/A

 

Hardware

Product

Cost Information

Preferred Vendor

Contact/Purchasing

Personal Use

Apple
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for AppleAppleContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit the Education Apple Store, or the Matador Bookstore's Hardware page.
Dell 
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for DellDellContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit Dell University to learn about the Employee Purchase Program.
HP
Laptops, Desktops, etc.
Educational Discount Available. View the Standard Desktop/Laptop Recommendations for HPHPContact your college or department's administrative or technical support staff.Visit HP Academy, or the Matador Bookstore's Hardware page.