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Issue 37 - September 2003

CKC Chinese Input System is Available at CityU
When we talk about Chinese Input Method in the subject of "Chinese Computing", you will immediately relate this to the "Chang Jie ", "Pinyin ", "Quick " etc. input methods. Then, you might also have experienced the hardship when you start to learn using the keyboard and memorize keystroke combinations and complicated input rules. You may have an impression that most of the Chinese input methods are difficult to learn or use through keyboard inputting methods. Some may even prefer to use pen input method...

Email Spamming
"Spam" can be regarded as a synonym of "junk mail". It refers to unsolicited commercial email (UCE) and unsolicited bulk email (UBE). Email spam is an annoying problem faced by most of the email users on the Internet. No one wants his/her mailbox fills up with unwanted messages. However, spam spreads everywhere on the Internet nowadays, we get it almost every day and the condition is getting worse. Senders of spam are known as "spammers". They send spam to advertise products/services and recruit victims for scams. The following are some common examples of spam...

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You Can Make a Difference in Virus Prevention
Quite a number of University PCs were infected by the recent outbreaks of the viruses/worms, viz. MS Blaster, W32/Welchia (or W32/Nachi) and Sobig-F. The University not only acquires sufficient licenses for the Windows, MS-Office, and McAfee anti-virus software but also frequently promotes user awareness and provides timely warnings on computer viruses...

Maintenance Arrangement for Desktop and Notebook PCs
After a lengthy tendering exercise, the annual maintenance service contract for Dell desktops (Warranty Extension Scheme, WES) and the Per Call Service Scheme for all desktops are finally awarded to IBM and ServiceOne respectively. The subscription arrangement and the service scope of the two Schemes are described...

Video Conferencing: Now a Much Easier Option
The video conferencing equipment can be cataloged into two types. One is desktop level device for very small group of participants, and web cam is one commonly used device under this category. The other type of video conferencing device is more advanced and sophisticated, and we usually called this video conferencing equipment as "Room System"...

Computer Ownership Programme 2003
In view of increasing popularity of notebook computers for use on campus and at home, the CSC has successfully partnered with the IBM to organize a Computer Ownership Programme for both students and staff. 6 latest models of IBM ThinkPad notebook computers plus printers and other peripherals are all offered at special discount rates up to 36% off the market price...



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