Free Software

Free Software
Useful options, but be sure to exercise due diligence before installing

The following products are options for HOME COMPUTERS ONLY. If a computer in Brevard Public School requires additional software, please contact your Technology Specialist for your school's policy regarding software installation.

We have listed several free products to get you started. We do not endorse any of these products, but merely offer these as popular applications.


Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware
Suntree offers links to a variety of protection applications. Continue to this link to review and link to the protection applications.
Protection Applications


Network / Internet Tools
The items in this section contain a variety of applications and tools to provide network or internet information.

Network / Internet Tools


Dial-Up Internet Access (free)
http://www.netzero.net/start/landing.do?page=www/free/index
Netzero offers a free dial-up internet option. It is limited to 10 hours per month.


Download Adobe Reader (free)
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.


Download Adobe Flash Player (free)
http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507 (check your current version)
Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug-in for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser.


Download Adobe Shockwave Player (free)
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/
Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created by Adobe Director. It allows Adobe Director applications to be viewed in a web browser on any computer which has the Shockwave plug-in installed. It provides access to some 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications.


Download Apple QuickTime (free)
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download
The advanced QuickTime architecture provides state-of-the-art multimedia technologies that enable everything from high-definition audio and video playback to the creation of immersive environments. QuickTime empowers the development of innovative software such as iTunes, iMovie and Final Cut Pro from Apple as well as thousands of cross-platform programs from third parties.
Apple designed the QuickTime architecture as a powerful, extensible and flexible platform for creating digital media that maintains backwards compatibility with previous versions as new ones come to market. So files created using QuickTime 1 more than a decade ago continue to play smoothly today in QuickTime 7.


Download RealPlayer (free)
http://www.real.com/realplayer
http://www.real.com/download/redirect?type=rpsp_us_rpcom5
RealPlayer is a closed source cross-platform media player by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo formats.


Download Java (free)
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp (check your current version)
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices. There are lots of applications and websites that won't work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!


Microsoft Media Player (free)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?pocId=&freetext=Windows%20Media%20Player&DisplayLang=en&wt_svl=10415WH_OS_Other1&mg_id=10415WHb1


Microsoft Compatibility Pack
Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the Open XML file formats, which were introduced to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint beginning with Office 2007, 2008 and continuing through Office 2013.
http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
- For Windows
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/microsoftofficeopenxmlfileformatconverter.html
- For Macintosh


OpenOffice (free)
http://download.openoffice.org/index.html


Apple Safari Web Browser (free)
http://www.apple.com/safari/download


Mozilla Firefox Web Browser (free)
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox


Microsoft Internet Explorer (free)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/results.aspx?pocId=6&freetext=Internet%20Explorer%207&DisplayLang=en


Nodevice.com - Windows Device Drivers
http://www.nodevice.com


Microsoft Download Center
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads


Apple Downloads
http://www.apple.com/downloads