ARCHIVED: Buying a computer to use at IU
For information about special deals available to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff, see the UITS ComputerGuide.
Most IU students own a computer, and both Mac and Windows operating systems are well supported at IU. Some academic programs that rely heavily on business-oriented software are better served by the Windows platform, and more general-purpose software is available for this operating system. Some programs that rely heavily on graphics and multimedia software use the Macintosh platform. Consult your department for recommendations. IU has a diverse computing environment, so choose the platform that you prefer, or the one that best fits your budget.
UITS provides many software applications free to students, staff, and faculty via IUware.
Computing resources available on campus
IU provides a rich variety of public computing services in the Student Technology Centers (STCs) and Residential Technology Centers (RTCs); see Where can I find descriptions of the computing labs at IU?
Last modified on November 16, 2012.