IST Computers 8535 Arjons Dr. Suite #M, San Diego, CA 92126 858-536-1115

Software Solutions for Your Home or Office.

IST is the clear choice for all your software needs. We stock a wide array of boxed & downloadable software, as well as software license packs for business use.

We've got you covered if you're looking for productivity software like Microsoft Office, or programming software titles like Visual Studio or SQL Server. We offer digital media titles, such as AutoCAD or the Adobe Creative Suite that includes DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and more.

Make sure your computer is secure with internet security & antivirus software. Get the latest operating system -- OS X for Macs, or Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 7 for the PC. Keep track of your finances with accounting titles like Intuit's TurboTax or Quicken.

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Operating systems

An operating system, or OS, is a software program that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software. Without a computer operating system, a computer would be useless.

Some popular modern operating systems for personal computers include Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux.

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office software

Get the tools your company needs to keep in demand.Let us help you find the right office suites, server add-ons, and software organization tools to help maximize the way you do business. We can keep you aprised of what is new and how it can help you.

IST offers its clients a business-centric suite of solutions to meet the needs of each indiviual customer. When you are trying to stay up to date or just trying to stay in a budget we have the right solution for you.

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Add-on anti-virus protection has been a fact of computer users' lives for almost as long as people can remember. But have recent changes in system software and user behavior made anti-virus software unnecessary? Let's look at the facts.

The question of whether to abandon add-on anti-virus software hinges on several factors, including the particular OS and how the system is being used (a machine that isn't used for email or Web surfing, for instance, isn't likely to get hit with a virus). Other factors to consider include the level of user knowledge (knowing, for example, not to recklessly open email attachments) and the computer owner's willingness to accept an increased level of risk.

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accounting / POS

If you are looking for professional accounting help and want to save hours of time, accounting software could be just the thing to implement in your home or business to handle a variety of accounting tasks, everything from taxes to payroll. And with the growing popularity of this product, accounting software can be customized for your specific organization, so it doesn't matter if you need government accounting softwareor small business accounting software. It's almost guaranteed that there is a company out there that offers quality accounting software perfect for your specific needs.

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production / design

Film lovers, family historians and YouTube enthusiasts: You can produce professional looking video clips easily, without high tech editing equipment - with Video Editing Software!

Our Audio Production category contains software programs developed to let users edit, record, mix, tweak, encode, and compose digital audio files, including applications that convert MP3 files. Some programs, such as DJ software, let users create their own music. Notable titles include Virtual DJ and Audacity.

Imaging Software to Create 3D artwork for logos and buttons. Create and enhance 3D and motion-based content and prepare still images and text for all your projects. Work fast with cross-platform 64-bit support, and create stunning HDR images for video backdrops. Design cutting-edge looks for interactive web content and experiences. Create 3D artwork, warped graphics, and realistic painting effects for all your projects. Contact us to Learn more...


Software can be expensive to buy. Purchasing OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) software will cost much less. When you buy it, you receive only the license or serial number, and CD's for the software. The expensive part is the documentation and the box is comes with.

When you purchase a new computer, OEM usually comes with it already installed. This is the exact same software you might purchase from a computer store but without the expensive cost of the printed materials. There are electronic versions of the help files that are installed when the software is installed.

Most software can be purchased as OEM possibly saving you several hundred dollars for a single purchase. The savings come from not having any technical support. With some software there is not registration. Some products can be updated and others not.

In order to purchase OEM Software, you must also purchase hardware.

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open license

With an initial purchase of five or more licenses, you can acquire products as you need them over the term of your agreement.

In addition to commercial business, Microsoft offers Open programs for the following industries:

  • Government organizations
  • Health organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Multinational organizations

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