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Ubuntu 16.04 image software

This is the definitive list of packages available on the Ubuntu 16.04 standard image. We will make sure all of these are installed, although some require loading an environment module before you can use them. Unless they are specially marked they are 'supported software' which means that they get a high priority for fixing, where possible we test they they work before rolling out the image, and we may do local configuration to make them easier to use. Everything else you may find on the image is unsupported. We will try to fix problems with it where we can, but the amount of time we can spend on it is limited and the priority for fixing may be low. If you want to add a package to the supported list please ask.

There are some packages we support but intend to drop support for in future, perhaps because there is a better alternative. Those are marked as deprecated.

If you want to install extra packages please see the appropriate section of the FAQ.

A listing of software packages is available at this page.

 

Chemistry

Compilers/Languages

Desktops

  • Unity
  • KDE (unsupported)
  • fvwm (unsupported)
  • Gnome (unsupported)

Editors

  • emacs (v24)
  • nedit
  • pico
  • vim
  • xemacs21
  • gedit

Email

  • Alpine (replaces Pine)
  • Thunderbird

Fonts

  • Microsoft core fonts
  • terminus-font

Graphics

  • dia
  • the GIMP
  • Inkspace
  • netpbm (Collection of image manipulation tools)
  • tgif
  • xfig

IDEs

  • Eclipse 3.8 with Subclipse plugin

LaTeX

Libraries

Maths

Maths Libraries

MPI Libraries

  • OpenMPI 1.6.5 for GNU, Intel and PGI compilers
  • MPICH 3.0.4 for GNU, Intel and PGI compilers

Multimedia

  • Mplayer/mencoder (Movie player/encoder)
  • Rhythmbox (music player)
  • xmms2 (music player)
  • gxmms2 (GNOME front-end for xmms2)
  • VLC

Network/Communication

  • gFTP
  • Skype 4.2
  • OpenSSH (usage notes)
  • rdesktop
  • Remmina remote desktop client (replaces rdesktop and VNC clients)
  • sshfs

Office

  • LibreOffice 3

Other

Plotting

Shells

  • bash
  • tcsh (deprecated, use bash)
  • ksh (deprecated, use bash)
  • IPython

Utilities

  • bison 3 and 2.3
  • xwrits (Typing interruption software for RSI sufferers)
  • xxdiff (Graphical diff utility)
  • maven2 (Software build tool)
  • meld (three-way graphical diff)
  • tmux
  • valgrind 3.9
  • Xconv (file conversion software)

Version Control

Viewers

Virtualisation

  • Virtualbox

Visualisation

Web browsers

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • lynx
  • w3m

Restricted Access

Restricted access means that a licence is needed in order to use the software. Usually if you have a licence we can then make the software available. Some of these licences cost money, others require no money but you must sign an agreement before using the software. More details are available by clicking on the link for the package.

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