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Upgrade of Software on Communal PCs and Teacher PCs in Centrally Administered Classrooms

During this summer, we have upgraded the Windows version of all communal PCs and teacher PCs in the centrally administered classrooms to Windows 10.   Besides, we also upgraded a number of application packages on these PCs. 

A summary of the upgraded software packages and their version is tabulated below-



Version available

7-zip File Manager

For file compression and decompression

Version 16

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

For reading PDF (portable document format) files

Version 2015

Autodesk 123D Design

3D printing software

Version 2.0.16


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

Version 16.01

EndNote X7

A software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies

Version X7.5

Haskell Platform

A collection of software packages, tools and libraries that create a common platform for using and developing applications in Haskell

Version 7.10.3


A statistical package

Version 24

Infra View

A picture viewer

Version 4.42

Microsoft Office

Office suite of desktop applications

Office 2016


A text and program editor with comparison of files

Version 6.9

Octave UI

For numerical computation

Version 4


A free software environment for Structural Equation Modeling

Version 1.0.937


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

Version 0.67

PDF-XChange Editor

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

Version 6

QSR Nvivo

A qualitative research program

Version 11


A software environment for statistical computing and graphics

Version 3.3


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

Version 0.99


For numerical computation

Version 6


For instant messages and video calls

Version 7.2

The following software packages, which are either outdated or with low utilization, are taken out from the above mentioned PCs-

  • LISREL 9.2
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 4
  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Visio 2007
  • MX32
  • QuickTime Player 7.5
  • Photo Gallery 2012
  • Movie Maker 2012
  • Google Pinyin IME

For the full list of software available on the PCs managed by ITS, please refer to the links below-


Davis Tong
Systems Team
Tel: 3917 5719
Email: davistong@hku.hk