PCs in the Learning Commons

All-in-One Windows PCs and Mac computers are set up for use in the Learning Commons. There are 124 Windows PCs and 9 Mac computers on level 1 (CPD-1); 70 Windows PCs and 5 Mac computers on level 2 (CPD-2). They are network connected with the commonly used software installed.

Windows PCs in the Learning Commons

Hardware configuration:

Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-In-One PCLenovo ThinkCentre M920z All-In-One PC
  • Intel i5-7500 (3.4 GHz) CPU
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM x 1
  • M.2 256GB Pcle SSD
  • 23.8” widescreen (resolution: 1920×1080)
  • DVD writer (Please borrow from 1/F counter near spiral stairs)
  • Intel i5-8500 (3.0GHz) CPU
  • 8GB DDR4 x 1
  • M.2 256 GB Pcle SSD
  •  23.8″ FHD (resolution: 1920×1080)

Software configuration:

Operating system: English Windows 10
Software installedFunctions
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 Bridge CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)a digital asset management application
Adobe Bridge CS6 (64 bit) (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)a digital asset management application
Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium(a maximum of 10 concurrent licensesfor professional design and web development
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for web page authoring
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)a program to edit and debug JavaScript scripts
Adobe Extension Manager CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for managing and installing Adobe extensions
Adobe Fireworks CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for producing web graphics
Adobe Flash Professional CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for creating flash media
Adobe Illustrator CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for freehand drawing
Adobe Illustrator CS6 (64 bit) (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for freehand drawing
Adobe InDesign CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for professional publishing
Adobe Media Encoder CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for encoding video/audio files in flash media files
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for creating images and graphics
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 bit) (a maximum of 10 concurrent licenses)for creating images and graphics
Adobe shockwave player (version 12.3.4.204)shockwave player
Apabi Reader (version 4.5.2.1785)a reader document supporting the extension of CEB, PDF, HTML, TXT and OEB
Autodesk 123D Catch (version 3.0.0.54)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
Camtasia 2020 (version 2020.0.4)a screen recorder and video editor
CDBurnerXP (version 4.5.8.7128)for writing to DVD & CD
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 X9.2a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies
Google Chrome (version 83.0.4103.97)a web browser
HKU Web Maila program link for accessing web mail
IBM SPSS 26.0, 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 AMOSa statistical package
Internet Explorer 11a web browser
Irfan View (version 4.54, 64-bit)a picture viewer
MATLAB (version 2020b)for iterative analysis and design processes
Microsoft Access 2019a 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 2019a spreadsheet program
Microsoft Outlook 2019a email reading program
Microsoft PowerPoint 2019a presentation program
Microsoft Publisher 2019a desktop publishing program
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013a development environment for mobile and web application development
Microsoft Word 2019a word processing program
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013a specialized HTML editor and web design freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites, workflows and web pages
Mozilla Firefox (version 60.9.0 ESR)a web browser
NAG Fortran Compiler (version 7.0)fortran compiler with program development environment
NAG Fortran Librarylibrary of mathematical and statistical functions for Fortran application
Notepad++ (version 7.8.6, 32-bit)a text and program editor with comparison of files
Octave UI (version 5.2.0)for numerical computation
Onyx (version 1.0-1010)a free software environment for Structural Equation Modeling
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 0.73)a SSH program for establishing a connection to a remote computer
Python (version 3.7.3)a software for programming
QSR Nvivo (version 12.6)a qualitative research program
R (version 4.0.2, x64)a software environment for statistical computing and graphics
Rstudio (version 1.3.959)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 8.47.0.59)for instant messages and video calls
Skype for Businessfor instant messaging, video calls and desktop sharing
SmartDraw 2019to draw any type of chart, diagram
Sophos Homea virus scanning program
Spyder (version 3.3.5)a scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts
VLC player (version 3.0.10)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 5.0.4)a software for video conferencing

Mac computers in the Learning Commons

Hardware configuration:
iMac (1/F)iMac (2/F)
  • 3.2GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM (1600MHz, DDR3)
  • NVIDIA Geforce GTX 675MX 1024MB
  • 1TB(7200-rpm) hard drive
  • 27” LED-backlit display (resolution: 2560×1440)
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM (2400MHz, DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 570 w/4GB video memory
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 27” Retina 5K (resolution: 5120×2880)
  • 3.5GHz Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM (1600MHz, DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2048MB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 27” Retina 5K (resolution: 5120×2880)
Software configuration:
Operating system: OS X Version 10.14
Software installedFunctions
Adobe Acrobat Profor publishing documents in Portable Document Format (PDF)
Adobe Audition CS6to record, edit , mix and restore audio compositions
Adobe Bridge CS6a media browsing application
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6to create website and applications for use across multiple targets, including browsers, devices and tables.
Adobe Encore CS6to create DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and web DVDs, all from a single interface.
Adobe Fireworksfor screen design
Adobe Flash CS6for creating animation and multimedia content
Adobe IIIustrator CS6to create scalable vector artwork for use in project for both print and web
Adobe InDesign CS6for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs
Adobe Media Encoder CS6a software automates the process of creating multiple encoded versions of source files
Adobe Photoshop CS6to enhance and manipulate photos and create original digital artwork
Adobe Prelude CS6to manage video ingest workflow
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6to edit, manipulate and export video
Adobe SpeedGrade CS6to perform complex color corrections on digital video
Chromea web browser
DFXControlall data and setting will be reborn as default after restart
DPS App Builderto build a custom viewer app and submit to Apple Store and Google Play Store
Firefoxa web browser
GarageBandfor making music
iMoviea movie maker program
iPhotoa photo edit program
iTunesfor music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books
Microsoft Document Connectiona SkyDrive and SharePoint connection tool
Microsoft Excel 2011a spreadsheet program
Microsoft Outlook 2011a email reading program
Microsoft PowerPoint 2011a presentation program
Microsoft Word 2011a word processing program
PhotoBoothfor making snapshots and short videos
QuickTime Playerfor playing video
Safaria web browser
Sophos Anti-Virusa anti-virus program
The Unarchivera software to unarchive archive files, such as zip, rar and 7-zip

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