Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

July 7, 2006

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Members

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from June 16, 2006, were approved as written.

APPLE COMPUTER UPDATE

Vonn Miller and Gen Grey of Apple Computer demonstrated Apple's new line of Intel processor-based Macintosh computers and provided an overview of Apple's software strategy and of Apple and third-party software that supports the new hardrware. The new Macintosh hardware features the Core Duo CPU from Intel. The Intel hardware will run universal binaries compiled for both Intel and PowerPC architectures and will transcode PowerPC binaries to facilitate using existing OS X software. Classic mode is not supported on Intel Macs. Boot Camp (beta) will allow users to run Windows XP on an Intel Macintosh, but Apple will not support the Windows OS. Parallels Desktop provides a virtualizationon environment which allows guest Intel OS images to run under OS X (www.parallels.com/products/desktop). Another solution under development called Crossover Mac from Codeweavers (www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/) which, once released, will allow direct execution of certain Windows binaries under Mac OS X on Intel.

OLD BUSINESS

No old business was discussed.

NEW BUSINESS

The DCSMT chair presented two charges forwarded to DCSMT to examine technical issues related to use of Microsoft server, network, and e-mail products as replacements for the Novell software currently in use. After discussion DCSMT membership decided to accept the charges but suggested forming one committee rather than having separate committees to examine two different charges. The chair said that he would be in contact with the membership to present a combined charge and finalize committee membership drawn from DCSMT members and selected content experts from academic and administrative areas as well as the CITC.

AREA REPORTS

The chair relayed for Chris Strauss that the second winner of a Gift Card, drawn from the online surveys completed by 4 July for Chris Strauss' research project on computer support strategies, was Linda Wallace of the CITC. Chris wished to thank to all who participated and relayed that the final tally was 79 complete surveys from UNT, 7 from EDUCAUSE, and 23 from the ARSLIST for a total of 109.

Jason Gutierrez announced that GroupWise 7, Service Pack 2 is installed and PDA Connect for GroupWise Sync Data is on CC2 in GroupWise. Plans are underway to convert existing Groupwise 6 servers to Groupwise 7. He has also been evaluating XtraMSN blogging software.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for July 21, 2006.


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