Important Upcoming Changes for DoIT Mail Server Users
UNIX "soft" Command Now Available from SSCC Web Page
Stata Upgraded on SSCC Servers to Version 8
Matlab Upgrade and Move to KITE
SSCC's Spring Training Schedule
This article only applies to you if you use DoIT's mail server (WiscMail) to send and receive e-mail rather than SSCC's mail server (where your e-mail address ends in @ssc.wisc.edu).
DoIT is implementing a number of changes to enhance WiscMail system capacity, personal security, and storage this semester. Some changes have already gone into effect, the others on March 31, 2003. Click on this link for detailed information from DoIT. You will need to reconfigure your e-mail program by March 31st in order to still receive e-mail. Problems have already be reported by Eudora users running the Windows 98 operating system. So, if you are running Eudora on a Windows 98 PC and use DoIT's mail server, you should be especially mindful of the March 31st deadline.
UNIX offers the "soft" command to determine which software packages run on a computer, or which computers run a software package. This useful feature is now available on SSCC's web Software page as well. You can either choose a computer (UNIX, Windows Terminal Server, PCs in 7413, or office PCs) to see what software is installed on it, or choose a piece of software to see what computers it is installed on.
we announced that Stata 8 had been released and that Stata Corporation was ready
to take GradPlan orders for SSCC members that wanted the software for their
PCs. Just this week we received shipment of Stata 8 for UNIX, Linux, the Terminal
Servers (WinStat1 and WinStat2), and the PCs in 7413 and these are now installed
and available for use.
We have installed an upgraded version of Matlab on our interactive Linux computer, KITE. The makers of Matlab are discontinuing development of their software for Tru64 UNIX computers. Because we are only licensed for one version of Matlab, we will be removing the software from NORMAN (a Tru64 computer) next Wednesday. Note that the new version of Matlab has a new Windows looking interface. If you'd rather work with the software in the old command line mode, invoke the software with Matlab -nodesktop. Visit Matlab's web site for more information.
SSCC's Spring training is now underway, but there's still space in many classes. Visit SSCC's training web pages for a complete list of classes and registration information. Remember that all SSCC training sessions require preregistration.
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