Volume 4 - Number 6 * June 2001

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Campus Computing News

Dr. Leatherbury discusses the Campus-wide Oracle database license and the Microsoft Campus Agreement this month. The new Helpdesk hours are also highlighted on this page.

Important Academic Mainframe News

Read this article to find out about the OS/MVS maintenance schedule and the fate of VM/CMS for the fall.

Secure Communications to be Required for ACS UNIX Hosts

As of September 1, 2001, access via telnet and ftp to the ACS UNIX hosts sol, jove, and terra will no longer be possible. After September 1, you must use an SSH-compatible client for access. Click on the title for more details.

BulkMail gets an Update

Development is continuing on the Student Bulk E-mail system to enhance its functionality and security. Read all about it ...

The Force is on the way ...

Read this article for an update on the Smartforce computer-based training situation.

Mac OS X is Here!

Apple Computer recently began shipping copies of Mac OS X. Dr. Philip Baczewski shares his impressions and experience with this "revolutionary" operating system in this article.

PostgreSQL -- What is it?

The PostgreSQL client/server database is the most advanced open-source database available today. Read this article and find out why.

Today's Cartoon

Click on the title above for an information age laugh.

Don't forget to check out our monthly columns. This month's topics:
  • RSS Matters -- "Ready for Rainy days: Backing up files on tapes for mainframe users" On July 12, 2001, the MVS batch system will undergo a system upgrade that may last up to 2 days. If you are a mainframe user who submits job to the MVS batch system on a regular basis, this article provides ways to back up your files on tape cartridges.

  • SAS Corner -- "SAS Speaks XML" What does the development of the Web's latest language have to do with SAS programming? Read this article and find out.

  • The Network Connection -- "A modest proposal" Baczewski does Swift with an information age twist.

  • List of the Month -- "ECOPLEX" Last month the "List of the Month" was Pollen.com. Continuing on that theme, this month's "list" comes from right here at UNT.

  • WWW@UNT.EDU -- "Exciting New Features in ColdFusion 5" We are living in an exciting time when technology is changing our lives. To keep up with this pace, we are given more and more products that dub themselves Rapid Application Development. Few actually achieve this status. Then there's ColdFusion 5 . . .

  • Short Courses -- Spring Academic Computing Services (ACS) short courses are in full swing for the summer!

  • IRC News -- Minutes of the Information Resources Council are printed here when they are available.

  • Staff Activities -- New employees, employees that have resigned, employee recognitions, performances, and other staff changes are included in this article.