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- 1 Opening hours C&CZ extended
- 2 Personnel changes at C&CZ
- 3 New version Endnote available
- 4 Surfnet Usenet News service ended
- 5 Critical security flaw in Adobe Acrobat t/m versie 8.1.2
- 6 Adobe Creative Suite on install-disc and can be lent
- 7 ChemBioOffice
- 8 Software update: Maple 12
- 9 New version of the Windows Managed PC
- 10 Software update: TeXlive 2007
- 11 Matlab: TIMEOUTALL introduced, installation procedure changed
- 12 Adobe: employee home-use site-license software available on surfspot.nl
- 13 Adobe Flash Player Security Vulnerability
- 14 Adobe software will become site-license after all!
- 15 New version of Mathematica (220.127.116.11)
- 16 MS Office for Mac 2008 NL/UK *campus* can be borrowed
- 17 Removing old mail addresses helps prevent spam
Opening hours C&CZ extended
C&CZ has extended the opening hours, our new opening hours are from 08:00 to 18:00.
Peter van Campen 2 sep 2008 17:24 (CEST)
Personnel changes at C&CZ
As of September 1, Kees Keijzers will mainly concern himself with leading the university project for the introduction of Syllabus Plus. Therefore he resigns as head of C&CZ, although he stays at C&CZ in the role of advisor. The new head of C&CZ is Peter van Campen. The vacancy within System Administration/Development is filled by Caspar Terheggen.
Peter van Campen 2 sep 2008 17:08 (CEST)
New version Endnote available
A CD of Endnote version X2 is available for MS-Windows, version X1 for Macintosh. It can be installed on Windows from the install network disk, but the CDs can also be borrowed by employees and students, for home use too. In a few weeks it will also be available on the Windows-XP Managed PCs.
Peter van Campen 27 aug 2008 10:37 (CEST)
Surfnet Usenet News service ended
Peter van Campen 20 aug 2008 17:15 (CEST)
Critical security flaw in Adobe Acrobat t/m versie 8.1.2
Adobe Acrobat has a critical security flaw, all users of version 8 are recommended to update to version "8.1.2 Security Update 1". Since the site-license for Adobe software has finally come through, this update can probably best be combined with the update to the Professional version.
Peter van Campen 1 jul 2008 14:09 (CEST)
Adobe Creative Suite on install-disc and can be lent
The DVD's of Adobe CS3 Design Premium UK and NL for MS-Windows and for UK Macintosh have been copied to the install network disc. Postmaster can provide serial numbers. The DVDs can also be borrowed at HG03.055. The other versions (Web) probably are less popular. May be used on campus by employees and students. Employees can purchase at Surfspot a DVD set for use at home. Home use by students is not covered by this license.
Peter van Campen 1 jul 2008 13:56 (CEST)
Floris van Delft (department Organic Chemistry) made a description of the functionality of the software package ChemBioOffice. The package may be downloaded, free of charge, by everyone who has a science mail account (staff and students). Floris () is willing to answer questions about the usage of the package.
Kees Keijzers 25 jun 2008 15:24 (CEST)
Software update: Maple 12
A new version (12) of Maple has been installed on Linux/Solaris. Early next week it will also be available on the Windows-XP Managed PCs. It can be installed on Windows from the install network disk, but the CDs can also be borrowed by employees and students, for home use too.
Peter van Campen 19 jun 2008 16:24 (CEST)
New version of the Windows Managed PC
There is a new installation method for the Windows-XP Managed PCs, that has been developed and is being maintained by several IT-support groups in the RU tohether, in the SITO (Samenwerkende IT-Ondersteuning) project. The main difference is that more software is installed, and that it is less dependent on network drives. Many PCs in the Study Landscape and several departmental PCs have been installed with the new method.
Wim Janssen 19 jun 2008 16:10 (CEST)
Software update: TeXlive 2007
Today TeXlive 2007 replaced TeXlive 2005 as the standard version of (La)TeX on Windows and Unix computers managed by C&CZ. If no problems are reported, the old version will be removed in a few months.
Peter van Campen 16 jun 2008 18:06 (CEST)
Matlab: TIMEOUTALL introduced, installation procedure changed
After an idea from FC Donders, C&CZ changed the options for the Matlab license server to include a 'TIMEOUTALL 3600'. This has the advantage that an inactive user can hold a license for Matlab or a toolbox for 1 hour at maximum, but could cause problems sometimes for the many tens of users within Radboud Unicversity and Hospital, because it can happen that a long-running Matlab job stops because there is currently no license available.
With Matlab version R2008a the Matlab installation procedure has been changed.
Peter van Campen 16 jun 2008 16:59 (CEST)
Adobe: employee home-use site-license software available on surfspot.nl
On Surfspot the site-license products of Adobe for home-use by employees are available for 35 euro per bundle. One can choose between the English or Dutch version of the 'web' or 'design' bundle. Both bundles contain a.o. Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver. Only the 'design' bundle contains InDesign. The site license products for installation on campus have been urgently ordered.
Peter van Campen 13 jun 2008 15:39 (CEST)
Adobe Flash Player Security Vulnerability
Last week word was spread about abuse by installing keyloggers through a security vulnerability in the Adobe Flash plugin of browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. C&CZ managed computers have been updated to the latest version. C&CZ advises everybody to upgrade to version 18.104.22.168 if not already done. Testing can be done through the Adobe testpage and holding the mouse above "About". For even more browser security one can quite easily install the Firefox extension NoScript.
Peter van Campen 11 jun 2008 11:46 (CEST)
Adobe software will become site-license after all!
Today SURFdiensten reported that the site license agreement between SURFdiensten and Adobe for Dutch schools and universities reached a final status. The products and codes for the licensed products are expected to become available next week.
Peter van Campen 6 jun 2008 15:32 (CEST)
New version of Mathematica (22.214.171.124)
A new version of Mathematica has been installed. The CDs can be borrowed by departments that take part in the license.
Ben Polman 3 jun 2008 13:34 (CEST)
MS Office for Mac 2008 NL/UK *campus* can be borrowed
A CD of MS Office 2008 for Macintosh can be borrowed for campus use and on Macs owned by departments, the NL- as well as the UK-version. For home use one can buy it relatively cheap at Surfspot, althoug it is always more expensive than the free OpenOffice.
Wim Janssen 20 mei 2008 17:02 (CEST)
Removing old mail addresses helps prevent spam
At this time (May 2008) we often see that suddenly a lot of spam is sent from different places on the Internet, with a (fake) sender address of the old "@sci.kun.nl" form. For the owner of such an address this gives some trouble, since the spam that cannot be delivered wiil come "back" to the sender address that was used. To help prevent this, it is a good idea to look in the DIY website which old "kun.nl" addresses can be removed and mail that to postmaster.
Jos Alsters 10 apr 2008 12:48 (CEST)