Listado de Software para educación

The Essential Software List



Network Utilities

NetSetMan – Allows you to quickly and easily switch between multiple static/dynamic wired and wireless network settings.

BeyondExecv2 – Free, tiny but very, very useful and powerful tool for the Windows network admin. Spawn processes (such as .exe’s or batch files) on multiple remote machines simultaneously without having to install anything on the clients! Can also be used to shutdown and reboot machines.

UltraVNC – Now almost perfect. Just waiting for the fully integrated encryption…

Angry IP Scanner – Useful for troubleshooting and port scanning

The Dude Network Monitor – network monitor is a new application by MikroTik. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

Specops GpUpdate – Add on for AD User & Computers that lets you start/shutdown/reboot computers and force remote GP updates.

VNC Neighbourhood – Scans the LAN for VNC servers. Very slick

iTALC – Intelligent Teaching And Learning with Computers, by the same coder who brought you LMMS, allows teachers to remotely power on/off and restart, view, control, send messages to labs/classrooms of computers that have the iTALC client installed ala Netsupport. iTALC is GPL software which has both *nix/X11 and Windows client and server aspects.

HP Procurve Visio Templates

HP Procurve Configurator – Great for finding the right switch for the job 😉

WiFiFoFum – A brilliant WiFi Access Point locator for PocketPC

Wireshark (Formerly Ethereal) – Stunning network analyzer (sniffer). Much more usable and with more features than Windows’ built-in Network Monitor

SUS/WSUS – SUS was ace, it just worked. WSUS seems a bit more fussy, but I’m still getting used to it

AdvancedRemoteInfo – Great util! Learn everything about any computer on your network. List and kill remote processes, remote screenshots, even get an hardware inventory using its batch option. Free.

Cyberdefender – Internet security suite (Windows) Including Antispam, Antivirus, Firewall, Antispyware.

NTttcp – Winsock-based port of the ttcp tool that measures networking performance in terms of bytes transferred per second and CPU cycles per byte. (Tutorial)

CurrPorts – CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer, process info attached to the port, process path etc, very handy tool.

Active Directory Utilities / Add-ons

Policy Reporter – Fantastic utility for troubleshoot group policy problems. Easily enable full USERENV logging on local/remote PC, then load the log and analyse it. 10 out of 10.

ASSM – Assigned Software Sequence Manager – Change the order of installation of GP assigned software.

Policy Maker Registry Extension – Need to make registry adjustments via GP? This is the freebie for you.

Group Policy Management Console – Well done Microsoft, you’re getting the hang of it now..

Energy Star EZ GPO – Control everyones power settings, including the logon screen

Windows Server Utilities

Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.0 – Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.0 provides several tools that simplify the file server migration process and minimize the impact of file server migration on users.

Solarwinds Exchange Monitor

  • Quickly identify and troubleshoot Exchange server problems, preventing email delays and calendaring issues
  • Spot growing mail queues that can indicate bigger issues, like transport failures, Internet connection failures, and virus activity
  • Leverage out-of-the-box settings based on best practices to start monitoring Exchange immediately
  • Prevent performance issues before they impact users with built-in red, yellow, and green health indicators
  • Monitor critical server health indicators, including disk space, CPU utilization, and memory utilization, to ensure optimal hardware functionality
  • SolarWinds Exchange Monitor supports Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and 2003.

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General Utilities

7zip – File archiver and extracter (Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS )

Openstages OpenStages is an interactive 3-D computer model of any theatre or performance space into which are placed the systems usually associated with performance; lights, sound, fly bars, revolves and trucks etc

Aida32 (3.93) – I use a script to execute this once a day on every networked PC. The results are recorded on the server. Provides a simple harware & software audit

DaemonTools – Thankyou, thankyou, thanyou Mr DaemonTools whoever you are. No more shall we pay Avantis ridiculous prices for CD serving! Virtual CD drives (**Version 4 now out !**)

DaemonScript – Handy add-on for DaemonTools that enables shortcuts to be created which auto-map drives to ISO images

Burn At Once – Quick and easy ISO image ripper/creator/burner

Img Burn – Quick and easy ISO image ripper/creator/burner/verifier that works with vista 32 & 64

Office Viewers (Word2003/Excel2003) – Useful on servers to read .DOc and .XLS files

Process Explorer (SysInternals) – Much more useful than task manager

Duplicate File Finder – Find all those duplicate movies and pictures and other files taking up space on your Shared Areas. Searches can be filtered and exported to csv, html, rtf or text.

Agent Ransack – Excellent free replacement for Windows built in search. Supports conventional wildcards and regular expressions.

SetACL – Command line utility and ActiveX control for access control list modifications. Excellent!

Free Codec Pack – bundled codec

PC Inspector File Recovery – Recover corrupt/deleted data from duff floppies, hard disks etc. for free

Unlocker – Can’t delete a file? Try this… Awesome!

Regmon – Logs all registry access (with filters) so you can see which keys need opening up to let crappily made educational software run as a pupil.

Filemon – Logs all filesystem access (with filters) so you can see which directories/files need opening up to let crappily made educational software run as a pupil.

PSTOOLS – Very useful set of tools to do just about anything to remote machines.

JDiskReport – Java utility to analyze disk space usage. Very slick.

WinDirStat – Windows «disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool» using a very clever method of visualizing file sizes. Good at finding big files tucked away in Windows’s nooks and crannies!

Treesize Pro – Ever wanted to find out who or what was using the most disk space on your servers? This software will scan the entire area you choose and report how big folders are and what file types are in there. Great for a quick scan of a user’s area to find out if they really need more space, or to delete something they don’t need!\\ The freeware version is called Treesize Free

Real Alternative – Allows Real media playback WITHOUT Real Player and plays DVDs in XP SP1 without installing horrid software.

QuickTime Alternative – Allows QuickTime media playback without QuickTime player.

K-Lite Codec Pack – Real Alternative and Quicktime Alternative together in one package (both of which are less processor-intensive than the official versions, and can run on lower spec hardware).

PopTray – Monitor all your old fashioned POP accounts from the handy tray based utility.

PuTTY – An excellent telnet/secure-shell client (cross-platform)

The Attribute Changer – Fantastic utility to change lots of file attributes. Filters etc.

DumpSec & CopyPwd – Rapid clever reports on file system security, users, groups, shares, registry security. CopyPwd dumps password hashes so they can be reimported to new servers. I find these tools easier than ADMT in many cases.

CsvEd – Useful CSV editor – I use it to manipulate CSV files of user info when bulk creating user accounts (I hate having to get up and work to a workstation with Excel on it!)

HP Bootable USB Disk Creator – Plus it doesn’t //just// work with HP pen drives! Support PDF

UPHClean – Clean up after user logoff

Entech Multires – Useful when a bit of software changes the screen resolution/refresh rate.

USBdlm (drive letter manager) – Sort out the assignment of drive letters to those pesky USB drives.

Robocopy (XP Resource Kit) – Ultimate (along with XXCOPY) command line copy utility. Copy files with permissions, synch folders and all that jazz

Universal Extractor – Extract files from just about any source, including ISO, EXE, MSI. You name it!

Edugeek’s Admin’s Admin Bar – I got fed up visiting PCs and either not having access to tools I use the most, or having them scattered in various locations. This was a chance to have them all in one place. I hope other admins – [ mainly school ones find the ‘All In One Collection’ handy for the day to day running of their network / networks ]

bartPE Clone of WinPE can even boot from USB stick if prodded. Comes as standard as a bootable CD. It get windows files from a windows XP CD. There are numerous plugin available including disk imaging utilities, Anti virus, chkdsk, PuTTY, VNC and nero.

Colasoft Mac Scanner Colasoft MAC Scanner will display scan results in the list, including IP address, MAC address, Host Name and Manufacture. It will group all IP addresses according to MAC address if a MAC address is configured with multiple IP addresses. The scanned results can be exported into .txt file for future reference.

Dtaskmanager – Best task manager replacement ever. It has the ability to ctrl click multiple processes and kill them all at once which makes getting rid of those multi task viruses very easy.

Synergy – Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Screen Capture & Recording

CamStudio – Record your screen to AVI or Flash, with sound.

Wink – Record screen to Flash or Flash-EXE with annotations and/or sound. Usually produces smaller files than CamStudio.

MWSnap – MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.

Installation Utilities / RIS / MSI

DriverPacks – have collected together almost every driver and made it easy to make a remastered Windows install CD that sets up most all hardware automatically. Can also be used to upgrade existing installs. Perfect companion to nlite/ vlite.

NLite – Build your own custom OS disks/ISO images. Sliptream service packs and more…

Clonezilla – Clonezilla is an open source disk imaging tool similar to ghost. Its got a clunky, retro interface but it creates images much faster, gives more options and I’ve personally found it more reliable than ghost. Also see drbl-live and PING (partimage is not ghost)

RBFG2 (Remote Boot Floppy Generator 2) – Not sure where I picked this up, but basically it builds RIS boot disks and supports a few extra NICs that the standard MS RBFG

Apt – Automatically installs all the sofware you could ever want !

SourceEdit – Great freeware editor for .VBS files

Office Resource Kits – Essential when deploying Office via GP that is…

Orca – Fairly simple app, but absolutely indespensible when working with MSIs. (unless you are posh and have WISE) ((To get ORCA.MSI, download & run PSDK-x86.exe. Do a custom install and de-select all components except Windows Installer SDK\Tools. This should install a minimum set of files (~61MB !) but with ORCA.MSI present in ‘%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows 2003 Server R2\Bin’. If you wish, make a copy of ORCA.MSI then un-install the Platform SDK.))

Orca – This is a link which is published on Aaron Stebner’s WebLog. When tested, it produced the latest version of Orca (3.1.3790)

Windows Installer Command Line Builder – Free tool from Wise which builds those tricky MSIEXEC command lines.

Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard – Quickly wraps silent installs in simple MSI package

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System – Handy if you have any software to distribute. Use this to create a self-extracting installer.

CreateurSFX – A handy little tool to auto create 7zip silent installers


AutoIT 3 – If you can’t package it, wrap it or script it, you can usually AutoIT (sorry!) – Amazing piece of software. Get the SCiTE editor package to go with it.

Blat – Send emails from a command line or, more importantly, a script. Also has a .dll version. (Public domain)

MS Scripting Tools – A whole manner of useful tools to help you write scripts for Windows

Joes Components – Makes scripting life a lot easier (INI files, decent registry access)

Take Command – Used to be called 4NT, which was the successor to 4DOS. TC is the perfect tool for those who are unhappy with the standard Windows cmd.exe shell. TC features persistent command history, tabs, better/more scripting language support, faster display and more.

Web / Internet

Mozilla Firefox – Don’t forget to download the ‘Qute’ theme and ‘Tab Browser Preferneces’ plugin

downloadhelper – Free Firefox 3.x plug-in that makes it simple to download videos off YouTube, Google Video etc.

DownloadThemAll – DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more

Kompozer – Kompozer is the best free cross platform WYSIWIG HTML editor. It is a bug-fixed version of NVU

FileZilla – Filezilla is a great, GPL cross platform FTP server and client solution

Thunderbird – Thunderbird is the Mozilla e-mail client and like Firefox it is made freely available for all major platforms under the same licenses.

JAlbum – Generate web albums of photos. Many ‘skins’ available. Great for the school Intranet!

Wamp Server – Apache, PHP5 and MySQL on Windows. An easy «Next/Next/Finish» method for installing a web server on a Windows PC

Dansguardian Web Filtering – DansGuardian is a true web content filter. Powerful and Free!

Operating Systems

Debian – Excellent Linux distro, ideal for servers when you need to run LAMP apps

Free BSD – Unix derived from BSD, the version of unix developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

Solaris / OpenSolaris – Unix from Sun Microsystems.

Ubuntu – Based on the rock-solid Debian, Ubuntu includes the latest packages and is easier to install

Mint Linux – Mint is the most popular Ubuntu-based Linux variant, mainly because it comes with multimedia codecs pre-installed (MP3/DVD playback etc.) as well as some extra config tools not found in vanilla Ubuntu.

Mandriva – Mandriva (and PCLinuxOS) features a unique control panel and set of desktop tools (such as its own excellent, unique wifi and bluetooth apps) not found in other Linux distributions. Mandriva makes an excellent choice for desktop Linux newcomers and is one of the best choices for those who want easy wifi setup and use.

antiX – antiX is a customised version of the popular Debian derivative Mepis. antiX is an installable ‘live’ CD (you can run it straight off the CD) that is designed to run well on older hardware (ie ~128MB RAM machines) and I have singled it out because it very importantly includes wicd on the CD. wicd is the best wifi and wired internet connection tool for non-Mandriva based Linux distros but is currently still missing from official Ubuntu and Debian repositories. Hence, if wifi is important to you and you don’t fancy Mandriva then this could be your best bet.

VirtualBox – VirtualBox isn’t actually an OS as such but what it is a free, fast, open source virtualisation platform that lets you run Windows under Linux, or Solaris under Windows or whatever combination or as many virtual machines and OS’s as your machine can cope with. Perfect for running legacy DOS and Windows software under modern operating systems.


GanttProject – Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool

GraphCalc – Windows Graphing Calculator

Web Help Desk – Affordable and Intuitive web based help desk software, including: Incident Management – Asset Management – Two-way Email Integration – Knowledge Base – LDAP Synchronization – Reporting. Vendor Neutral service desk app: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux & Unix (Added By The Supplier)

Typing / Office Skills

TuxType – Educational typing tutor


OpenOffice – Great as an alternative to Office or for when you simply can’t afford ro give loads of cash to MS.

AbiWord – Maybe you don’t quite need all the bells and whistles of Word or OOo Writer but need something better than Wordpad? If so then Abiword is for you. Free and open source with Lin/Win versions available.

Gnumeric – Widely regarded as the best open source spreadsheet bar none. Win/Lin versions available.

StarOffice which is available free for education

Calendar+ – Probably the most useful app for the PocketPC

Foxit PDF Reader – Fast and light-weight PDF file reader

Primo PDF (Free Version) – Virtual Printer that creates a PDF file of the print output.

Drawing / Painting

The Gimp – The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an opensource image editting application to rival PhotoShop (*nix, Windows, Mac)

Krita – Part of the Koffice suite, Krita is a hot contender for the best open source bitmap graphics app crown. It supports higher bit depths and colour spaces that GIMP does not. Version 2.x is available freely for *nix, Windows and OSX.

Inkscape – Open source vector graphics with SVG support

Dia – Dia is a GNU drawing package useful for network diagrams, flow charts, UML diagrams and more (*nix, Windows, Mac)

FreeMind – A GNU mind mapping application (*nix, Windows, Mac)

IrfanView – Excellent (free) light-weight graphics editor with support for just about every format but the Kitchen Sink. Includes batch conversion and executable slideshow generation.

Google SketchUp (free) – Google SketchUp (free) is an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program whose few simple tools enable you to create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects – even space ships.

TuxPaint – Free paint program for ages 3-12

Paint.NET – Handy Windows Paint replacement.

Picture Resizer – An easy-to-use and free tool for batch resizing of JPG pictures and photos. Best tool I have found for batch command line processing of images.


VLC – VLC is a free cross-platform media player. It supports a large number of multimedia formats, inc. DVD playback without the need for additional codecs

Media Player Classic – MPC is a free windows media player. It has the simple interface of the Win98 media player and allows playing of DVDs without any additional codecs! (Just follow the gulverkli download link on the sourceforge page)

Blender – Free open-source 3D modeling and animation software.

Audacity – Fabtastic open source audio editor (plus it’s cross platform!)

Ardour – Free, open source multitrack recording/ DAW in the vein of Pro-Tools. Available for Linux and OSX.

DeVeDe – DeVeDe is a free tool available for both Linux and Windows that makes it simple to convert any video into a video DVD or (S)VCD disc.

winff – WinFF is a free, open source cross platform front-end to ffmpeg that makes it simple to convert one or more videos of any format into any other format.

Juice – Cross platform podcast receiver

MuseScore – Up-and-coming open source, cross-platform music composition and notation software ala Sibelius/ Finale

LMMS – Another very promising open source electronic music creation tool available for Windows and Linux but more similar to FruityLoops.

CDburnerXP – Best free optical disc burning tool for Windows. Requires .net.

avidemux – Avidemux is a basic video editor available for all three major platforms. It is largely based on the Windows only but also GPL’d Virtualdub.

KDEnlive – Linux users needing powerful video editing features should use Cinelerra currently but the future of free, easy, powerful AND (eventually) cross-platform video editing would seem to be in the hands of KDEnlive.

Desktop Publishing

Scribus – Open source desktop publishing


NASA World Wind Like Google Earth but shows overlays of geographical events such as hurricane Katrina. Also includes the moon, Mars, Jupiter and Venus.

Celestia Cosmos-simulator. Really nice, and totally cross-platform. Educational? Probably. Fun? Usually. Pretty? Definitely 🙂

FlashEarth Allows you to view aerial photographs of the Earth from a variety of providers in a web page, saves having to install Google Earth.

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