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Computer Centre


January to March, 1997 No. 66

For previous issues, please check Computer News Index Page.

In order to promote wider use of the electronic media at the University and to use less paper, only the Table of Contents of the Computer News and the Operations Schedule will be printed and distributed to users. In order to view the articles, you have to come and visit our home page at location or go directly to the Computer News at using any web browser.



Operation Schedule

General News
Come and visit Computer Centre home page

A new look to our Computer News
New / updated User Handbooks
Computer Equipment Maintenance (CEM) system on the web
Network service system on the web
Teach yourself with our User Training presentations
Computer Course enrolment system on the web
More dialup lines for remote access to campus network
Farewell to HKUVM and HKUVM1

Internet Service News
New version of HKU PPP with Netscape Browser v.3
Proxy server settings for HKU PPP users

SP2 Supercomputer News

Sound and animation for SUN workstations
Decoding Binhex formatted files on UNIX systems
Moving your mail from HKUXA/B to HKUSUA

PC/Mac News
Enhancing the colors of your color monitor

Service update in PC laboratories

Staff News

Training News

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General Enquiries




Computer Operations

(Hardware and Operational problems)


Help Desk

(Software and general problems)


Hardware Maintenance



Dial-up Services

60-minute lines(HKUPPP and HKUDIAL) 30-minute lines
24-hour service lines 25480590 24-hour service lines (HKUDIAL) 28592595
24-hour staff only service lines 28030202 Night service lines
(6p.m.-8a.m. next day)
Night service lines
(6p.m.-8a.m. next day)


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Operation Schedule

Computer Centre Opening Hours

Normal Schedule : Sept. 16, 1996 to June 16, 1997

Monday (8:00 a.m.) - Saturday (9:00 p.m.)
Sunday (12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m.)

(All central computers will be running unattended when Computer Centre is closed.)

Microcomputer / Workstation Rooms

Run Run Shaw Building (Room 101, 103, 104) :

Run Run Shaw Building (Room 113, 210) ,
Knowles Building (Room 218) and
K.K. Leung Building (Room LG-108) :

Run Run Shaw Building (Room 201) and
Old Library Building (Room 134, 135, 136)

(All microcomputer/workstation rooms are closed on holidays)

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Holiday Schedule for February 1997 to April 1997


Centre Close on

Centre Re-open on

Lunar New Year Holidays February 6, 1997
(Thursday) 8:00a.m.
February 10, 1997
(Monday) 8:00a.m.
HKU Foundation Day March 15, 1997
(Saturday) 9:00p.m.
March 17, 1997
(Monday) 8:00a.m.
*Easter Holidays March 28, 1997
(Friday) 8:00a.m.
April 1, 1997
(Tuesday) 8:00a.m.
Ching Ming Festival April 5, 1997
(Saturday) 8:00a.m.
April 6, 1997
(Sunday) 12:00noon

*During the Easter Holidays, Computer Centre will be open daily from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m.

(All central computers in Computer Centre will be running unattended during the holidays.)

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