38 - December 2003
Computer Service: New Wine in a New Bottle
part of the computer provision, 300 new notebook computers have
been purchased for loan to students for on-campus use. These new
machines, featuring Pentium M 1.4GHz (Centrino) CPU, 256MB RAM,
built-in wireless LAN card, light weight (5.4lb w/ battery), and
ease of use, were put into service on 29 December 2003...
Wireless LAN Enhancement
to the increasing demand of accessing the Wireless LAN (WLAN) with
various devices such as pocket PC and Palm, the Computing Services
Centre (CSC) has upgraded the WLAN authentication system to adopt
more generic authenticate methods such as using a Web browser for
Use of Printing Facilities
best services and facilities for students is one of CSC's goals.
Therefore, in 2002, the CSC installed 130 laser printers in the
CSC Student Terminal Area and provided free laser printing facility
to students to encourage academic work and learning...
Security Control on Express Terminals
security is of great importance when information exchange is concerned.
For public machines like the Express Terminals that are easily reached
by intruders, system logon is a must to safeguard the users, and
that was why it was introduced several years ago...
Upgrading HARNET: You Can Make a Difference
of upgrades have been carried out in recent months on the HARNET
(Hong Kong Academic and Research Network), a network that interconnects
all the local universities). Major upgrades include...
New Channels for CityTV
the online television cum Internet broadcast TV channels through our
campus network attracts more than one thousand users per day since
its launch several years ago, and obviously it becomes one of the
most favorite links for many of you. In order to cater for the different
needs of our users, it is recently enriched with more channels in
response to the great demand...
of Microsoft Office System 2003
The new Microsoft Office System 2003,
which was released to the general public in October 2003, consists
of the latest versions of traditional Office programs such as Word,
Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and with new tools added, such as
a note-taking application called OneNote and an XML data tool called
Flash Disks: Say Goodbye to Floppy Disks
In the past,
when people need to transfer files from PC to PC, the type of portable
data storage media that first come in their minds are floppies,
CDs and Zip disks. Floppy disks are the least expensive of the three
but they only provide about a megabyte (MB) of storage. What's more,
floppy disks are easy to break and susceptible to magnetic fields