Apple Software

Last Updated: 01/24/2019


The Mac App Store provides free software upgrades for newer Macs, but not older versions of the software required for older Macs. However, some older versions of Apple software products - Mac OS X, Keynote, Pages, Numbers - are still available through OIT's former Volume Licensing agreement, for older Macs purchased. 

Software List


  • A selection of Apple's most common software packages and operating systems.
  • Download site that gives you the ability to download installers.

Who can get it

  • Faculty, staff, and student staff computers purchased with CU Boulder funds.
  • Only those with an 'employee' affiliation can log in to the download site.

How to get it

  1. Download software and install it yourself
    • Log in with your IdentiKey to download disc images.
    • If you download operating system software from the archive, particularly Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6, you will need to burn the Mac disk image (DMG) files to a dual-layer DVD.
    • License keys are not required.
  2. OIT Desktop Support (Student Desktop Support Technicians) assistance
    • Student Desktop Support Technicians can perform installations in the Walk-in Center and at your CU Boulder office during a scheduled appointment.

License keys are not required.