WinZip is an archive utility for Windodws. It is used to compress (zip) and decompress (unzip) files. A zip file contains many smaller files compressed into one for ease of downloading. Most files available on FTP sites for downloading are zip files. A zip file may decompress itself when it is downloaded to your PC (self-extracting), or it may ask you to run a zip program to decompress the files before you install it.
Computer Centre is now coordinating a site-licensing arrangement on the WinZip licenses for the departments of the University in order to take advantage of the bulk volume purchase discount and to offer cost-effective and easy-to-manage licensing program for the benefits of the departments.
Below are some highlights of the arrangement:If you are using the evaluation copy of the license, please note that you are required to buy a copy of the license in order to continue the legitimate use after the expiry of the 21-day evaluation period. For detailed pricing information on the WinZip licenses, please refer to our web page at http://www.its.hku.hk/services/tender.htm.
The price for the WinZip License is offered at HK$20 per copy. Under this site-licensing program, all the WinZip licenses are entitled to free upgrades for two years covering the period from 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2003. The licenses can either be installed on stand-alone workstations or on a networked file server provided that an individual WinZip license is acquired for each workstation that will access the licenses through the network at different times or concurrently. Computer Centre will distribute a copy of the upgrade version of the software to each participating department whenever it is available. The English Language version of the license supports Window95/98/2000.
For further enquiries on the above site-licensing program, please contact our Miss Kitty Ng or Miss Alittlebit Yeung at 2859-2491.