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

  • Apabi Reader (version

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

  • Autodesk 123D Catch (version

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 2021

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 2021

a spreadsheet program

  • Microsoft Outlook 2021

a email reading program

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2021

a presentation program

  • Microsoft Publisher 2021

a desktop publishing program

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013

a development environment for mobile and web application development

  • Microsoft Word 2021

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

  • 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 4.2.0, x64)

a software environment for statistical computing and graphics

  • Rstudio (version 4.2.0)

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

  • SmartDraw 2019

to draw any type of chart, diagram

  • Sophos Home

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

  • Zoom (version 5.5.4)

a software for video conferencing

  • Microsoft Teams (version

a software for video conferencing

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Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts