Category: Licensing

Extended Security Updates Windows 7/Server 2008

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 with security updates in January 2020 which means that devices still running Windows 7 or Server 2008 are no longer allowed to be connected to the ETH network for security reasons. For customers who need to run legacy Microsoft products past the end of support Microsoft offers the Extended Security Update (ESU) program as a last resort option. ESU is meant to give you more time […]

Oracle Java changes regarding security and licensing

Note: Oracle’s Java now requires a license and you are liable to pay. Oracle Java licensing changes Oracle Corp. has changed its licensing conditions for Java so that future Oracle Java versions including Java 8 and newer require a license with costs for commercial use (also includes academic research). ETH Zurich as a university is also affected. Existing Oracle Java 8 installations can still be used in the current version free of charge, but free […]

Autodesk Software

Autodesk, Inc. is a U.S. software company that develops software for architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment. Licensing Autodesk offers a large selection of software free to members (staff and students) of qualified educational institutions for purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by the institution and in the case of students, purposes related to learning, training, research or development. «Educational Purposes» does not […]

Home Use of ETH Software

Information for ETH employees concerning home use of ETH software ETH Zurich licenses software products for official use at the workplace. Under certain conditions some of the licensed software products may also be used by ETH employees (and employees of the four Federal Research Institutes belonging to the ETH Domain) at home for ETH related work. Who is allowed to use ETH software at home? – ETH employees who have at least a 50% employment […]