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    Desktop Computer & Software

    About Desktop Computer & Software

    Each OUHK staff is assigned with a Desktop Computer (PC) for undertaking his/her daily work. For Information Security reason, please turn off your PC before leaving the office. The PC is equipped with a standard configuration of hardware and software.


    Hardware Specification

    Each PC consists of a System Unit, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse. Hardware configuration of a PC is as follows:
    CPU Intel Core i7
    RAM 8GB
    Hard Disk
    1TB (running at RAID 1 mode – mirroring)
    Drive C Operating System
    Drive D Applications and user data

    Software Specification

    Each PC is installed with the following basic software:
    Operating System MS Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit
    Basic Office Automation Software
    MS Office Prof. Plus, MS Outlook,
    Acrobat Reader etc.
    Email client   
    MS Outlook 2016
    Web Browser IE 11 (the official browser), Chrome, FireFox

    About Special Hardware / Software

    Special hardware and software are available for the support of teaching and daily administration works. For additional hardware/software, please submit service request via IT Service Desk. For details, please refer to “IT Service Desk”.
    For example:
    Hardware PenPower, webcam, USB thumb drive, etc.
    Software SPSS, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Create Cloud etc.


    About Work-At-Home software

    Work-At-Home software is available for staff to use at home for work. Staff is abiding by terms and conditions. The existing available software is listed below:
    • F-Secure (anti-virus program, for MS Windows only)
    A staff can download the latest MS Office from his/her O365 account for home use, please read the terms and conditions carefully. Please refer to “O365”.
    • ITU provides no support service on home devices.

    About Software Update Rights

    TWO different types of user rights are assigned according to the grades of the staff:
    General User          
    It is for staff of general grade. Installation/Change of application or program is NOT allowed.
    It is for staff of EO grade or above. Installation/Change of application or program is allowed. However, the staff should take FULL responsibility of the consequences.

    Maintained by: Information Technology Unit ( itu@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: May 14, 2021

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