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 PC Lenovo 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 installed Functions
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 licenses for 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 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 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 X9.2 a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies
Google Chrome (version 83.0.4103.97) a web browser
HKU Web Mail a 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 AMOS a statistical package
Internet Explorer 11 a web browser
Irfan View (version 4.54, 64-bit) a picture viewer
MATLAB (version 2020b) 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 60.9.0 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 7.8.6, 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 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 Intercept X a 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:

  • 3.2GHz Apple M1
  • 8-Core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • 7-Core GPU
  • 16-Core Neural Engine
  • 256GB SSD (Storage)
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 24-inch 4.5K Retina display (resolution: 4480×2520)
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output

Software configuration:

Operating system: OS X Version 10.14
Software installed Functions
Adobe Acrobat Pro For publishing documents in Portable Document Format (PDF)
Adobe Photoshop 2023 Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.
Adobe Premiere Pro 2023 Industry-standard pro video and film editing.
Adobe Illustrator 2023 Create beautiful vetor art and illustrations on desktop and iPad.
Adobe Stock 2023 Choose from millions of high-quality images, graphics, videos ,and more
Adobe Express 2023 Quickly and easily make standout social media content, flyers, logos, banners and more fo rfree with thousands of beautiful ltemplates.
Adobe After effects 2023 Cinematic visual effects and motion graphics.
Lightroom Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere
Adobe InDesign 2023 for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs
Adobe Media Encoder 2023 a software automates the process of creating multiple encoded versions of source files
Adobe Photoshop 2023 to enhance and manipulate photos and create original digital artwork
Adobe Prelude 2023 to manage video ingest workflow
Adobe Premiere Pro 2023 to edit, manipulate and export video
Adobe SpeedGrade 2023 to perform complex color corrections on digital video
Chrome a web browser
DFXControl all data and setting will be reborn as default after restart
DPS App Builder to build a custom viewer app and submit to Apple Store and Google Play Store
Firefox a web browser
GarageBand for making music
iMovie a movie maker program
iPhoto a photo edit program
iTunes for music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books
Microsoft Document Connection a SkyDrive and SharePoint connection tool
Microsoft Excel 2011 a spreadsheet program
Microsoft Outlook 2011 a email reading program
Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 a presentation program
Microsoft Word 2011 a word processing program
PhotoBooth for making snapshots and short videos
QuickTime Player for playing video
Safari a web browser
Sophos Anti-Virus a anti-virus program
The Unarchiver a software to unarchive archive files, such as zip, rar and 7-zip


Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts