TechNews

Posted Date: 02/18/2000

With Microsoft ready to release its latest operating system onto the market with great fanfare, many students may be asking whether Windows 2000 is right for them. The short answer: unless you're a computer guru and enjoy a challenge, or are currently using Windows NT 4.0, the answer is probably no.

Posted Date: 02/04/2000

World Wide Web-based search engines drive me crazy. With UC Davis being a place where everybody is researching something all the time, a good search engine seems like it would be every student's best friend. However, it seems like there are hundreds of engines out there, each claiming it is bigger, faster and more accurate than the rest. How am I, one little student with no extra time on my hands, supposed to figure out which one I should use?

Posted Date: 02/01/2000

Windows 2000, set for release to the general public on February 17, has several components designed to replace Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Server, and Enterprise Server. Contrary to what you may have heard, Windows 2000 is not intended to be a replacement for Windows 95 or 98 for the home or small office user. "Windows Me" (short for Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition) is the new version of the OS for the home/small office market and is scheduled for release later this year.

Posted Date: 02/01/2000

Reflections on the Past, Visions on the Future

Posted Date: 01/21/2000

First of all, I have a confession to make, and it's a bit embarrassing. As a young kid, I was an inveterate shoplifter. Clothes, toys, baseball cards - sure, these meant a lot to me as a 10-year-old, but not enough to steal them. Not nearly as much as the one precious commodity of my pre-pubescent years, the source of my early temptation, corruption, and ultimate lasting shame: supermarket candy. Not just any old candy, mind you, but the shining light of Safeway's third aisle - Brach's butterscotch disks. I worshipped the things (still do, actually). Sadly, a cavity-filled dentist visit led to my mother's hasty, ill-formed decision that candy no longer occupied a place in little J's food pyramid. I was thereafter emotionally destroyed, and desperate to find a path to my favorite thing on earth (besides my blanket Spike).

Posted Date: 01/07/2000

So it's January 2000, and hey, we're all still here in Davis. The New Year party hats have just recently been tossed aside, and now, as you unpack and figure out which garbage can to donate that "kinda sorta new millennium" clock your Uncle Lefty gave you for Christmas, your computer stares at you like a long lost friend.

Posted Date: 12/03/1999

You've been bruising it through midterms and papers all quarter long, and all that's left to hurdle are finals. Winter break, the oasis from mid- quarter stress, finally seems within reach, and none too soon.

Posted Date: 12/01/1999

SQL Query Tool for UC Davis

Posted Date: 12/01/1999

Although most agree the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem is not going to be the end of civilization as we know it, UC Davis is preparing for Y2K as it would for any other potential emergency, as defined in the Campus Emergency Policy (UCD Policy & Procedure Manual, Section 290-05) and the campus emergency management program (http://planit.ucdavis.edu/ howto/index.html). Starting on Wednesday, December 15, all individuals affiliated with UC Davis will be able to call (530) 752-1727, 24 hours a day, for assistance with campus-related Year 2000 issues. This number will remain active through January 14 (or as needed) and will provide a centralized Year 2000 communication hub for the UC Davis community.

Posted Date: 12/01/1999

As UC Davis departments and offices are preparing to close for the holidays, computer users, network administrators, and managers should take the following steps to ready the computing and power requirements of their departments.

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