Can I use something else besides the recommended software suites?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:27pm

Our two main goals in establishing a standard software suite are to minimize software conflicts and to increase the quality of software support. To help achieve these goals, the Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology will only support the software in the standard software suite. If you decide to use something other than the standard software it is your responsibility to purchase, maintain, and support the software. It will be your responsibility to eliminate any software conflicts with the standard software as you start to share documents with your fellow students and to submit homework assignments to your professors. Given the difficulty and the time associated with doing this, it is recommended that you use the standard software suite listed under the "Standard Software" section of the Student Computer Ownership brochure.