Software Recommendations


Productivity Suite:

The standard productivity software in use at Pacific University is Microsoft Office.  There are several versions of Microsoft Office available but we recommend, at least, Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows or Office 2011 for Mac, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Pacific University has an agreement with a local educational technology consortium, OETC, to offer steeply discounted software to our students.  You can purchase Microsoft Office and more from their web site, using your PUNet ID. 



Symantec Antivirus    (Available to currently enrolled students connected to the university network)

Spyware/Malware Removal:


Spybot Search & Destroy 


iTunes Media Player with Quicktime

VLC Media Player 

Flip4Mac - Windows Media Component for Apple Quicktime

Perian - Apple Quicktime component that adds support for many popular video formats

Twins Video to iPod-Zune-PSP-3GP Converter


Mozilla Firefox - Internet Browser

Web Of Trust - Web browser protection from malicious websites

Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Shockwave Player

CCleaner - Windows system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool

FileHippo Update Checker - Keep Windows applications & utilities up-to-date

FileZilla - FTP Client