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Issue 26 - December 2000

Farewell to University Computer Shop
The University Computer shop has been a self-financed unit under the Computing Services Centre ever since its establishment in 1990. This popular service arm of the CSC sold all kinds of computing accessories and peripherals and in particular the CTC computer (CityU’s home-made PC), which at one point covered over 80% of the University’s computing provision, generated a turnover up to HK$50 million and saved the University a very handsome amount of money. The Shop has successfully been awarded the dealerships of world-renowned computer companies such as the SUN, Dell, IBM etc., which was and still is a breakthrough in the tertiary institutes in Hong Kong...

What's New?

The IT Infrastructure Upgrade: The Story Continues
In the previous issue of Network Computing, we have touched on a few aspects of the large-scale plan for IT Infrastructure Upgrade, namely what actions should be taken to remedy the weak points of the Campus Network, the addition of resources to some of the critical central servers and the largest ever PC upgrade exercise which was conducted in full swing only recently...

Student Computer Ownership Programme 2000
The Campus Wireless LAN has been an important and effective supplement to the campus network since its inauguration in March 2000. It has since provided a useful alternative for the whole CityU community to overcome the spatial problem to access the computing facilities and services on campus...

A Review on CSC Student Computer Literacy Programme
Apart from staff courses, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) also organises computer short courses tailor-made for all CityU students. This series of courses, known as the “Student Computer Literacy Programme”, is held throughout each academic year and priority is given to the first year students...

Getting Up to Speed with Technology
If you would like to brush up your computing knowledge, why not sign up for the staff computer courses offered by the Computing Services Centre (CSC)? Simply flip through the staff course directory booklet for this Semester and choose from a list of extremely popular courses like Flash, Dreamweaver, Director, Freehand, Excel 2000, PowerPoint 2000, Adobe Photoshop, FrontPage 2000 and much more...

Alarming Long Queue for CSC Work Request
The emphasis on information technology in the CityU has induced a soaring demand for computing technical support, and the numbers of CSC Work Request as well as service calls have increased significantly especially during the past few months...

Using the New CityU Intranet
To provide easier and faster navigation, a new
Intranet Home Page was launched in late September 2000. To give you an idea on what’s new, below is a summary of the enhancement that you should not miss...

User Education

Let's Tune Up Your PC
Ever thought about tuning up your desktop PC? There are a few optimisation tricks that can make your PC run faster. In this article, we will focus on how an experienced user can fine-tune some system and hardware settings of the PC to improve system performance at no extra cost. Unless you are familiar with handling PCs, one has to be extra careful when changing the system settings...


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