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HWSWOverview.ppt

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HWSWOverview.ppt

  1. 1. Your New System Describes the Hardware and Software on your new PC: Pentium 4, Windows XP Office XP….
  2. 2. Rollout Funding <ul><li>Bond funded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not from general funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 Bond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earmarked funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment/Hardware/ Software only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t be transferred </li></ul></ul>Restricted
  3. 3. <ul><li>Case: Midsize Tower (“on end”) </li></ul><ul><li>Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 1.7 GHz </li></ul><ul><li>Hard disk: 20 Gigabytes </li></ul><ul><li>512 Megabytes RAM (Internal Memory) </li></ul><ul><li>CD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>250 MB Zip Drive </li></ul><ul><li>3.5” Floppy Drive </li></ul><ul><li>USB 2.0 ports </li></ul><ul><li>Front plugs for speakers, headphones </li></ul>CD-ROM Audio CD/ Play/ Advance to next track CD Open/ Close Microphone in Plug in headphones, speaker here Zip drive (250 MB) - can also use 100 MB zip disks Floppy drive (1.44 MB) Disk eject buttons Reset (Force restart) Hard disk use light Power on indicator light Computer: Front view – most new PCs Power On/ Hibernate switch
  4. 4. Redeployed computers <ul><li>High-performance recently purchased computers taken off desks not trashed </li></ul><ul><li>Upgraded to comparable specs </li></ul><ul><li>May be redeployed as shared computers </li></ul><ul><li>Zip drive may only take 100 MB disks: most take both 100MB and 250 MB </li></ul>
  5. 5. Monitor (new for all systems) <ul><li>Monitor 15” LCD (Flat panel) display </li></ul><ul><li>15” also for Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Thin, light, easy to move </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sound <ul><li>Sound Card included, but no internal speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Sound important for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using VTC Online training/help modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia from Web or elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio CDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To hear sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase headphones, plug into front of computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers OK if situation allows </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New Optical Mouse <ul><li>Old mouse: Mechanical </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber roller ball on underside </li></ul>
  8. 8. Optical Mouse <ul><li>New Mouse: Optical </li></ul><ul><li>Uses light </li></ul><ul><li>Never needs cleaning </li></ul>
  9. 9. PC Laptops <ul><li>Model: Toshiba Satellite 2430 </li></ul><ul><li>For full-time faculty placed on laptop list in Fall 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>200+ given out in Spring 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment over until November 2003 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mac desktops/laptops (as of 8/03) <ul><li>Desktop: Imac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>G4, 15” Screen, 60 GB hard disk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD/CD-RW drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Floppy or Zip drive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Laptop: IBook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>G3, 14.1” screen, 40 GB hard disk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD/CD-RW drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Floppy or Zip drive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deployment: September 2003 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Windows XP <ul><li>Most stable Microsoft Operating system </li></ul><ul><li>New look </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying, Moving files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding external devices </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Office Programs <ul><li>Microsoft Office XP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word 2002: Document processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excel 2002: Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint 2002: Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FrontPage 2002: Web creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher 2002: Brochures, Other Desktop Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access 2002: Database </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Other Software <ul><li>Internet Explorer 6 Web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Telnet and FTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File transfer to servers for Web sites </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Banner <ul><li>Banner is available to those who need it </li></ul><ul><li>You must activate your banner connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact the Help Desk at 239-3711 and they can take your information and have the network staff activate your Banner connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave your name and contact information on a note with me at the break, and I’ll pass it on </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Advantages of Consistency <ul><li>All locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids mobility </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Exchanging documents <ul><li>File versions (mostly) PC and Mac compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newer Macs can use PC-formatted disks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy file exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No version problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office XP programs open files created in older and Mac versions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Exceptions: FrontPage 2002, Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No equivalent Mac version of FrontPage; no Access for Mac </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Buying Microsoft Office for Home <ul><li>Buy MS Office, latest versions, for home use </li></ul><ul><li>Mac and PC versions available </li></ul><ul><li>CCSF Faculty and Staff (not students) </li></ul><ul><li>Must obtain and send in order form from Web </li></ul><ul><li>Must prove employed at CCSF </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy of Pay Stub or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter from Dept head </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Deal! About $50 for Office XP </li></ul><ul><li>Point your browser to: http://collegebuys.org/msca/order1.asp </li></ul>
  18. 18. Adding new software <ul><li>Your Tier level determines if you can install programs yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Be Careful! Follow installation instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Inform ITS of program installs </li></ul><ul><li>Check with the Technology Review Working Group before installing software that affects the network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. chat, server-based programs, streaming media </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Software compliance <ul><li>When you log on to a PC, you may see a message ending with </li></ul><ul><li>PLEASE DO NOT COPY, INSTALL ANY ILLEGAL OR UNLICENSED SOFTWARE ON THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM ! </li></ul><ul><li>Any commercial software must be legally: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed in accordance with its license </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Congratulations! <ul><li>Now that the legalities are out of the way…. Enjoy your new systems! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Hardware/Software: Summary <ul><li>New PC computers have a consistent hardware and software configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Latest Hardware: Front Diagram on Web </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP Operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Office XP for common applications </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatibility with older versions and the Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency aids support </li></ul></ul>

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