24 - June 2000
Roadmap for the Desktop Environment: Windows 2000
the public release of Windows 2000, the Computing Services Centre
(CSC) had set up a Windows 2000 Task Force to study the possibility
of deploying the Windows 2000 Professionals (W2K Prof) or the
Windows ME (Win ME, to be released soon according to Microsoft
(MS)) as the next desktop environment, and Windows 2000 Server
as the departmental server environment...
Image Database Server Comes
Your Way Now!
To extend the image border
for our colleagues, we are pleased to announce that an Image Database
Server, a new University facility, goes into service now. This
facility uses the image database software "Live Picture",
which runs on a SUN system, to distribute and view high-resolution,
streaming images over the network...
Upgrade to Eudora 4?
Eudora 3 has been used inside the CityU for
more than two years now. It may be a good time now to upgrade
it to a newer version, Eudora 4. The Computing Services Centre
(CSC) has been testing this new version and finds many new features
and advantages over the old one...
Work Request Form: Lets Go On-line
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) receives lots
of job requests from departments/offices every day. These requests
are handled on a first-come-first-served basis...
LAN Loan Notebooks to Carry Students Away
The wireless LAN of the University was formally
launched on 15 March 2000 after the Inauguration Ceremony co-organised
with Lucent Technologies, the wireless LAN solution provider of
Bargain on PC & Notebook Deals at the University Computer
The University Computer Shop has
just signed with the IBM to become its dealer. The Shop currently
holds dealerships with the IBM, DELL, and SUN and offers very
attractive prices on wide ranges of their products including desktops
Calling Phone Number When
Using CityLink Plus
With the widespread
use of the Internet and the growing number of Internet users, it
has become more important than ever to improve the security measures
in the use of the Internet so as to protect the users and service
Broadband Internet Service
Use at Home
With reference to our article on Broadband: An Express
Highway to the Net published in the last issue of Network
Computing as well as the CSC Forum on Introduction to Broadband
Internet, it has become clear that broadband is gradually
replacing the traditional 56Kbps modem line in terms of Internet
access from home...
Enterprise Competency Centre in CityU
To allow application software vendors and enterprise
customers in Hong Kong to benchmark their wares, and to enable CityU
colleagues to carry out highly CPU intensive work or research projects,
the University and Sun Microsystems have established a HK$20 million
worth Enterprise Competency Centre (ECC)...
to Academic OpenVMS Servers
to the world trend of streamlining the operating systems to Unix-based
and to avoid duplication of our limited resources, all academic
OpenVMS Alpha or VAX servers will gradually be phased out...