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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Every once and awhile we have items that don't quite add up to a full-blown article, but we feel are noteworthy nonetheless. Those listed below fall into that category:

  • Since summer is the time for all sorts of orientations -- Freshman, Transfer, TAMS -- Dr. Baczewski decided it was time to update the Back-to-school computer buying tips for a new generation of students and their parents. Check them out!
  • Data Management Services has some new NCS Processing Request Forms available now. They are forms NCS 106173 (self-score) and NCS 4521 (w/name field).
  • Apple IIs were first shipped to customers in June of 1977! As the folks at eWEEK note, "June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Apple II, one of the 1977 trinity (also including the TRS-80 and the Commodore PET) that started the PC revolution. In honor of this auspicious event, eWEEK staff got together to recount their first—and current—PC experiences." They did this by creating a "PC March Through Time" slide show

For a real trip down memory lane, check this out.

Originally published, June 2007 -- Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to


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