System Upgrade to Windows XP
will soon cease its support on Windows 98 (Win98) and a lot of hardware
and software, especially the new ones, will be better supported
under Windows XP (WinXP). More importantly, the Banner 5, which
is scheduled to go live in September 2002, will not run under Win98.
As a result, the University is inevitably prompted to phase out
Win98 shortly and to cease the support for Windows 2000 (Win2K)
within the next few months...
from 1 July 2002, the support services for both IP phones and conventional
PABX phones have been transferred to the Computing Services Centre
(CSC). As a result, the following arrangements have been made...
Security Management on Virus Protection
anti-virus software (Mcafee) has been made available centrally for
every PC on staff LAN. Users are regularly informed to update their
anti-virus signature file (a file used by anti-virus software to
detect the presence of any known viruses)...
on Imposing Bandwidth Limits on Network Application Programs
Internet is becoming the essential path for communications, both
the number of applications and the data volume they generate deplete
Internet bandwidth rapidly...
Does Peer-to-Peer Affect the CityU Community?
the past few years, a number of "peer-to-peer (P2P)" file-sharing
applications have emerged to enable sharing or swapping of files
among participants of a community (or members of a network)...
of Illegal IP Addresses and Network Cards Continues
the past few months, thanks to departments' cooperation, the Computing
Services Centre (CSC) has successfully completed the registration
of IP addresses and network cards used on the campus network...
most of the other organisations, our University is experiencing
rapid growth in the use of IT at the time when reduction of supporting
manpower continues. Seeking ways to optimise the effectiveness and
efficiency of the available support work force is inevitably the
only solution to the problem...
the New Windows XP System in Lecture Theatres and Classrooms
All the PCs in the lecture theatres and
classrooms have been upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP. Among
the advantages of Windows XP over Windows 98, better system stability
and security are the most important...