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Each BCCR computer will come preinstalled with a standard set of software. The software included on your computer is dependent on whether it's a Windows (Dell) or a Mac OS (Apple) computer.

A software program installed on your BCCR computer, Altiris, allows ITS to know what software you are running. In addition, BCCR works with your TC and Department Contact to determine what additional software should be installed.

Please Note: Due to licensing costs, BCCR computers will no longer come with Adobe Acrobat Professional installed by default.

  • It is possible to create PDFs from many applications without a full version of Acrobat Pro.
  • If you need to edit PDFs or create forms, etc. please notify your Department Contact who will request that BCCR install Acrobat Pro on your new computer.


Windows (Dell) Software

BCCR Windows computers will come with the software listed below.

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit configuration)
  • McAfee VirusScan 8.8 (newest approved patch)
  • ePO Agent 4.6
  • McAfee Agent 5.0.2
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Adobe Reader XI (default PDF reader)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Mozilla Firefox (default browser)
  • Google Chrome
  • Hosaka TN 3270 1.2 (BC UIS)
  • iTunes
  • Citrix Receiver 4.4.1000
  • Windows Media Player 12
  • Roxio Creator Suite 10.3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.6 Redistributable Package
Browser Plugins
  • Flash Player 11.4
  • Shockwave Player 11.6.6
  • Silverlight 5.1
  • Real Player
  • Java 2 Runtime
  • Citrix Web Client 12.1
  • Altiris
  • DaRT 7.0 recovery partition

Mac OS X (Apple) Software

BCCR Macs will come with the software listed below.

Operating Systems
  • macOS Sierra (v. 10.12)


Sophos Anti-Virus

  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • TN3270 (BC UIS)
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Time Machine
  • Quick Look
  • Spaces
  • Spotlight
  • Dashboard
  • Mail
  • Citrix Receiver


  • iChat
  • Address Book
  • QuickTime 
  • Realplayer 11
  • iCal
  • DVD Player
  • Adobe Reader 
  • Fetch
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Stuffit Expander
Browser Plugins
  • Flash Player
  • Shockwave Player
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Real Player


  • Altiris