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ARCHIVED: At IU, where can I find information about buying computer hardware and software?

Hardware

UITS has compiled a ComputerGuide to assist Indiana University students, faculty, and staff in purchasing computers for personal use. The ComputerGuide contains information about special purchasing available from IU's negotiated agreements with vendors, and what you might expect to pay for PCs, Macs, notebooks, and accessories. At IU Bloomington, you can also visit the Computer Connection in IMU M074, call 812-855-2995, or send email to  iubks@indiana.edu .

Most computer stores offer informational handouts about the equipment sold there. You can also purchase magazines, such as Computer Shopper, at bookstores and newsstands.

You can find other computer magazines on the web. Not all are written for people seeking purchase advice, but the web is still a good place to start looking for information. For example, visit the ZDnet Reviews page.

Software

IU negotiates licensing contracts with several software producers to make their products available to students, faculty, staff, and departments at reduced prices. You can download much of this software for free from IUware, or you may choose to purchase it on CD. For more information, see At IU, how can I access university-distributed software?

For more, see License Agreements.

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Last modified on July 29, 2010.

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