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Issue 38 - December 2003

Mobile Computer Service: New Wine in a New Bottle
As 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...

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CityU Wireless LAN Enhancement
In response 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 user validation...

Abuse Use of Printing Facilities
Providing the 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...

Enhanced Security Control on Express Terminals
Network 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
A series 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
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...

User Education

Overview 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 InfoPath...

USB 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 and dirt...


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