Install applications

The Mac Self-Service is the most convenient way to install software packages at CERN. Check it out now:

Mac Self-Service

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Further Adobe products can be purchased via…, a budget code will be requested.

There are several math tools available at CERN, please refer to to see which is the most appropriate for your usage. You must sign in to be able to see the contents of that page.

Obsolete Software

Users must remove from their Macs any software that is not supported any more by its vendor. The Mac Self-Service provides uninstallers for some obsolete applications.

Licence Obligations

Software is licenced to CERN users under conditions that vary depending on the software vendor. CERN users are required to comply with the licence agreements.

Depending on the licence conditions, software packages available from the central software repository are instrumented with the K2 client and/or the OCS Inventory Agent in order to allow management of the licence numbers and the corresponding contracts.

If the device on which you intend to install this software is owned by an external university or institute, please ensure that you have the right to authorise the installation.

Please keep in mind that you have to remove all licensed software from your Mac when your association with CERN ends or when you pass on your MAc to somebody else.

License Conditions

Some of our licenses are concurrent licenses, the more users run the program in parallel the more licenses we have to buy. So please quit programs you currently don't need to avoid wasting license fees.