35 - March 2003
University e-Portal: A Portal for Learning
Recently, the University's
student intranet has been replaced by the CityU e-portal. This marks
the beginning of a new era in the use of electronic communications
in the University.
is no doubt that the World Wide Web (WWW) has completely transformed
the use of computer networks for distribution of information. Everybody,
from large multi-national corporations to...
Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a PC
When we talk about the cost
of a PC on campus, it is common that only the price of the PC is
considered. In fact, this amount alone is far less than the Total
Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the PC as other types of costs associated
such as installation, software, networking, communications, applications
and services provided on the campus network, maintenance and technical
and Fight Against Virus with Us!
of virus is a common headache to the computer as well as Internet
users, causing billions of dollars lost each year. As viruses nowadays
turn trickier, there is no single cure to stop it from spreading feverishly.
However, this does not mean...
Software Support Scheme for Red Hat Linux on PCs
Linux has not been taken up as a work desk environment in the desktop
world like the Windows operating systems from Microsoft, Linux machines
have already been widely deployed for various academic activities
over the years...
Copy Service will Remain Available at CSC
The Hard Copy Centre was founded in February
1994 to mainly provide colour output services to staff and students
of the university. It was then combined with the Design and Production
team of MPU to form the Media Production Service (MPS) in September
1998. According to the recent...
and Student Modem Pools Merged
From time to time, the Computing
Services Centre (CSC) reviews the size of the modem pool as well
as the number of lines provided in each group based on the utilisation
statistics collected and the budget available. To ensure effective
use of the University resources, starting from Semester B 2003...
Essential Archiving and Compression Utility: WinZip 8.1
As more and more files are being shared
across the Internet, it is important that their file sizes can be
compressed providing shorter downloading / transferring time. Furthermore,
files often get corrupted when they are transferred "loose"
over Internet lines and therefore a certain kind of protection is
required. This is why "zip archives" are so popular. With
the help of a compression program...