21 - September 1999
from the Editor
Few Words from the Editor...
all to a new year of computing at the City University of Hong
Kong. Many technology developments are in store that will change
the way we teach and learn and perform our daily work. To meet
the increasing demands, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) is
gearing up for a busy year in anticipation of major computing
New Dial-Up Facility - Wanna Give It a Try?
have been providing in-house dial-up facility for members of the
University for several years. Though we always employ the most
advanced technologies at the time of installation, as time goes
by, the advancement of new telecommunication technologies is so
rapid that it becomes impractical to keep on upgrading our existing
modem pools to catch up with the contemporary standards...
Look at the University Messages on CityU Intranet
The CityU Intranet was
successfully implemented in early August. Since then, University
Messages followed suit and became Web-based. Therefore it is possible
to add many interesting elements like pictures, images, sounds
etc. to the messages. Incorporating hyperlinks also makes it easy
to direct Web surfers to related or more detailed information.
Most important of all, you can now read these messages wherever
and whenever you have an Internet connection...
New in the CSC Student Terminal Area?
To meet the increasing demand
of PC laboratories for conducting computer classes and hands-on
tutorials, we have swapped Rooms J and K and equipped Room J with
Turning to Become Web-based
In this summer, the Computing
Services Centre has been working on upgrading the PolyLink e-mail
to a new Web-based e-mail system. The e-mail system is built upon
the Sun Internet Mail Server (SIMS) system and the Mailspinner Web-based
e-mail user interface running on the powerful Sun UltraSparc Enterprise
- Do you Know What It is?
For instance, Campus News
brings you all kinds of University Messages including Announcements,
Events, Press Clippings, etc. Newsletter contains links to University
publication such as University Bulletin and Linkage as well as links
to newsletters of various departments...
of the Wireless LAN Pilot Scheme
A wireless LAN (WLAN) is a flexible data communication
system implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for,
a wired LAN within a building. Using radio frequency technology,
WLAN receives and transmits data over the air, minimising the
need for wired connections...
Ownership Programme for Students
If you are considering to purchase a new computer
or to replace your existing one, now it is the time to act quickly...
Ready Are We for Y2K?
Much has been said about the y2k awareness and conversion
project in June 1998, March and June 1999 issues of the Network
Computing. It is time to report the y2k compliance progress in the
Computing Services Centre (CSC)...
out of DECNET and Pathworks Mail under Windows 95/DOS
In order to be y2k compliant, the DECNET
and all the services depending on it, especially the Pathworks Mail,
under Windows 95/DOS were phased out on 31 August 1999...
Information Services Advisory Committee (ISAC) is
a committee that advises the Senate on matters concerning the policy
and development of the Information Services Group. The following
are a list of issues reviewed and reported in the ISAC...
CSC Forums and Small Talks
Is keeping up with technology one of your hobbies
in life? If this is the case, Computing Services Centre (CSC) Forum
and Small Talks are definitely your cup of tea. CSC Forum is a series
of seminars conducted during each Semester for all staff and students...