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Issue 24 - June 2000

The Roadmap for the Desktop Environment: Windows 2000
Following 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...

What's New?

Why 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...

CSC Work Request Form: Let’s 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...

Wireless 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 the project...

Big Bargain on PC & Notebook Deals at the University Computer Shop
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 and notebooks...

Display 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 providers...

Broadband Internet Service for Staff
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)...

Farewell to Academic OpenVMS Servers
Due 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...


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