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Your New System. Describes the Hardware and Software on your new PC: Pentium 4, Windows XP Office XP…. Rollout Funding. Bond funded Not from general funds 2001 Bond Earmarked funds Equipment/Hardware/ Software only Can’t be transferred. Restricted. Power On/ Hibernate switch.

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Your New System

Describes the Hardware and Softwareon your new PC:

Pentium 4, Windows XP

Office XP….


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Rollout Funding

  • Bond funded

    • Not from general funds

    • 2001 Bond

    • Earmarked funds

    • Equipment/Hardware/Software only

    • Can’t be transferred

Restricted

City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center


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Power On/ Hibernate switch

Computer: Front view – most new PCs

CD-ROM

Audio CD/ Play/Advance to next track

CD Open/Close

Zip drive (250 MB) - can also use 100 MB zip disks

  • Case: Midsize Tower (“on end”)

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 1.7 GHz

  • Hard disk: 20 Gigabytes

  • 512 Megabytes RAM(Internal Memory)

  • CD-ROM

  • 250 MB Zip Drive

  • 3.5” Floppy Drive

  • USB 2.0 ports

  • Front plugs for speakers, headphones

Disk eject buttons

Floppy drive (1.44 MB)

Reset(Force restart)

Power onindicator light

Hard disk uselight

Microphone in

Plug in headphones, speaker here


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Redeployed computers

  • High-performance recently purchased computers taken off desks not trashed

  • Upgraded to comparable specs

  • May be redeployed as shared computers

  • Zip drive may only take 100 MB disks: most take both 100MB and 250 MB

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Monitor (new for all systems)

  • Monitor 15” LCD (Flat panel) display

  • 15” also for Laptop

  • Thin, light, easy to move

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Sound

  • Sound Card included, but no internal speaker

  • Sound important for

    • Using VTC Online training/help modules

    • Multimedia from Web or elsewhere

    • Audio CDs

  • To hear sound

    • Purchase headphones, plug into front of computer

    • Speakers OK if situation allows

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New Optical Mouse

  • Old mouse: Mechanical

  • Rubber roller ball on underside

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Optical Mouse

  • New Mouse: Optical

  • Uses light

  • Never needs cleaning

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PC Laptops

  • Model: Toshiba Satellite 2430

  • For full-time faculty placed on laptop list in Fall 2002

  • 200+ given out in Spring 2003

  • Deployment over until November 2003

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Mac desktops/laptops (as of 8/03)

  • Desktop: Imac

    • G4, 15” Screen, 60 GB hard disk

    • DVD/CD-RW drive

    • No Floppy or Zip drive

  • Laptop: IBook

    • G3, 14.1” screen, 40 GB hard disk

    • DVD/CD-RW drive

    • No Floppy or Zip drive

  • Deployment: September 2003

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Windows XP

  • Most stable Microsoft Operating system

  • New look

  • Easier to use

    • Creating folders

    • Copying, Moving files

    • Adding external devices

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Office Programs

  • Microsoft Office XP:

    • Word 2002: Document processing

    • Excel 2002: Spreadsheets

    • PowerPoint 2002: Presentations

    • FrontPage 2002: Web creation

    • Publisher 2002: Brochures, Other Desktop Publishing

    • Access 2002: Database

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Other Software

  • Internet Explorer 6 Web browser

  • Anti-Virus

  • Telnet and FTP

    • Technical use

    • File transfer to servers for Web sites

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Banner

  • Banner is available to those who need it

  • You must activate your banner connection

    • Contact the Help Desk at 239-3711 and they can take your information and have the network staff activate your Banner connection

    • Leave your name and contact information on a note with me at the break, and I’ll pass it on

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Advantages of Consistency

  • All locations

    • Same programs

    • Same versions

    • Aids mobility

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Exchanging documents

  • File versions (mostly) PC and Mac compatible

    • Newer Macs can use PC-formatted disks

    • Easy file exchange

  • No version problems

    • Office XP programs open files created in older and Mac versions

  • The Exceptions: FrontPage 2002, Access

    • No equivalent Mac version of FrontPage; no Access for Mac

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Buying Microsoft Office for Home

  • Buy MS Office, latest versions, for home use

  • Mac and PC versions available

  • CCSF Faculty and Staff (not students)

  • Must obtain and send in order form from Web

  • Must prove employed at CCSF

    • Copy of Pay Stub or

    • Letter from Dept head

  • Great Deal! About $50 for Office XP

  • Point your browser to: http://collegebuys.org/msca/order1.asp

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    Adding new software

    • Your Tier level determines if you can install programs yourself

    • Be Careful! Follow installation instructions

    • Inform ITS of program installs

    • Check with the Technology Review Working Group before installing software that affects the network

      • E.g. chat, server-based programs, streaming media

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    Software compliance

    • When you log on to a PC, you may see a message ending with

      PLEASE DO NOT COPY, INSTALL ANY ILLEGAL OR UNLICENSED SOFTWARE ON THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM!

    • Any commercial software must be legally:

      • Purchased

      • Licensed

      • Installed in accordance with its license

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    Congratulations!

    • Now that the legalities are out of the way….Enjoy your new systems!

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    Hardware/Software: Summary

    • New PC computers have a consistent hardware and software configuration

    • Latest Hardware: Front Diagram on Web

    • Windows XP Operating system

    • Office XP for common applications

    • Advantages include

      • Document exchange

      • Compatibility with older versions and the Mac

      • Consistency aids support

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