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Common Software List for Communal VPC

Common Software List for Communal VPC

A common set of software is installed on the VPCs of Communal VPC.  The software list will be updated on a quarterly basis and software upgrades will be arranged by ITS through central deployment.
The latest software list is tabulated below:

Operating system: English Windows 10

Software installed


7-Zip file Manager (version 19.00, 64-bit)

for file compression and decompression

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (version 20.009.20063)

for reading PDF (portable document format) files

Adobe Air (version 32.0.0)

a cross-platform runtime system for building desktop applications and mobile applications

Adobe shockwave player (version

shockwave player

Apabi Reader (version

a reader document supporting the extension of CEB, PDF, HTML, TXT and OEB

Autodesk 123D Catch (version

3D printing software

Autodesk 123D Design (version 2.2.14)

3D printing software

CAJViewer (version 7.2.0 Build 113)

reading document with extension CAJ,NH,KDH

CDBurnerXP (version

for accessing DVD & CD .iso file

Code::Blocks (version 17.12)

an integrated development environment for C, C++ and Fortran

Core FTP LE (version 2.2 Build 1955)

a program for transferring files between a host and your PC

Endnote X9.2

a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies

Google Chrome (version 89.0.4389.72)

a web browser

HKU Web Mail

a program link for accessing web mail

IBM SPSS 27.0, Base, Regression, Advanced Statistics, Custom Tables, Forecasting, Categories, Decision Trees, Data Preparation, Missing Values, Direct Marketing, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Neural Networks, Bootstrapping, Exact Tests, Visualization Designer, Sample Power and AMOS 

a statistical package

Microsoft Edge version 89

a web browser

Irfan View (version 4.54, 64-bit)

a picture viewer

MATLAB (version 2020a)

for iterative analysis and design processes

Microsoft Access 2019

a personal database program

Microsoft DreamSpark Visual Studio Professional 2013 with Update 4 32-bit (English)

a programming environment for Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual FoxPro, Visual J++ and Visual InterDev

Microsoft Excel 2019

a spreadsheet program

Microsoft Outlook 2019

a email reading program

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

a presentation program

Microsoft Publisher 2019

a desktop publishing program

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013

a development environment for mobile and web application development

Microsoft Word 2019

a word processing program

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013

a specialized HTML editor and web design freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites, workflows and web pages

Mozilla Firefox (version 78.8.0 ESR)

a web browser

NAG Fortran Compiler (version 7.0)

fortran compiler with program development environment

NAG Fortran Library

library of mathematical and statistical functions for Fortran application

Notepad++ (version 7.8.8, 32-bit)

a text and program editor with comparison of files

Octave UI (version 5.2.0)

for numerical computation

OpenJDK (version 13.0.2)

to collaborate on an open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition, and related projects

Pageant (version 0.71)

an SSH authentication agent for PuTTY,PSCP,PSFTP and Plink

PDF-XChange Editor (version 8.0 build 339.0)

for publishing documents in Portable Document Format (PDF), including editing/splitting/merging PDF files

PuTTY (version 0.74)

a SSH program for establishing a connection to a remote computer

Python (version 3.7.3)

a software for programming

R (version 4.0.2, x64)

a software environment for statistical computing and graphics

Rstudio (version 1.3.1073)

a set of integrated tools designed to help using R in a more productive way. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management

SAS (version 9.4 M5, 64-bit)

a statistical package

Scilab (version 6.1.0, 64bit)

for numerical computation

Skype (version

for instant messages and video calls

Skype for Business 

for instant messaging, video calls and desktop sharing

SmartDraw 2019 

to draw any type of chart, diagram

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control (version 10.8)

a virus scanning program

Spyder (version 3.3.3)

a scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts

VLC player (version 3.0.11)

a software player to play all region codes of DVD/VCD/CD

Wolfram CDF Player (version 12.0)

to view and interact with Wolfram Notebooks

Zoom (version 5.5.4)

a software for video conferencing 

Microsoft Teams (version

a software for video conferencing