|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] So you want to be a dentist!
Not much that I cna think of, but it shows what kind of uphill battle
Free Software can sometimes face. That it is the DRM disk they need
that system for.
On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 15:48, Adam Kosmin wrote:
> This is disgusting. What can we do?
> " DRM is alive a kicking at NYU....
> " http://www.nyu.edu/dental/compreq.html
> " Computer Requirements for Entering Students
> " Class of 2007AP & 2008
> " Component
> " Minimum Notebook Requirements
> " Computers Strongly Recommended
> " Dell ?
> " http://www.dell.com/
> " IBM ?
> " http://www.ibm.com/
> " Dell Latitude D600 ? ($1415 at NYU
> " Computer Store) - 1.4 GHz, Pentium
> " M, 14" XGA, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, 3Yr
> " complete care warranty, on-site
> " service.
> " IBM ThinkPad R51 ? ($1480 at NYU
> " Computer Store) ? 1.5 GHz, Pentium
> " M, 14? XGA, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, 3Yr
> " Protection Plus warranty, on-site
> " service.
> " IBM ThinkPad R51 ? ($1630 at NYU
> " Computer Store) ? 1.5 GHz, Pentium
> " M, 14? XGA, 512MB RAM, 40GB HDD, 1GB
> " Ethernet, 3Yr Protection Plus
> " warranty, depot service.
> " IBM T42 SKU # 2409798 ? ($1720 at
> " NYU Computer Store) ? 1.7 GHz,
> " Pentium M, 14? XGA, 512MB RAM, 40GB
> " HDD, 1GB Ethernet, 3Yr Protection
> " Plus warranty, on-site service.
> " NYU Computer Store for latest prices
> " -
> " http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/computer/index.html
> " or call at (212) 998-4672 or (800)
> " 456-1494
> " Operating System
> " (Windows XP only)
> " Only Windows XP Home or Professional
> " (you must upgrade from Windows
> " 2000). You CANNOT use any other
> " version of Windows. You CANNOT use
> " Macintosh OS. You will need .NET
> " Framework 1.1 (requires Servicepack
> " 2 or greater) and the latest version
> " of Internet Explorer.
> " Processor
> " 1.4 GHz minimum
> " Memory
> " 256 MB of system RAM, strongly
> " recommend 512 MB RAM
> " CD/DVD / ZIP Drives
> " DVD-ROM required. Strongly recommend
> " DVD/CDRW. Zip Drive optional.
> " Hard Disk Drive
> " 40 GB required. You will need 500MB
> " free HDD space per year.
> " Screen Resolution
> " 1024 x 768 resolution
> " Connectivity
> " Ethernet, Wireless & modem
> " connectivity required - built in or
> " on a PC card.
> " Ethernet cable required. For
> " wireless connectivity, visit
> " http://www.nyu.edu/its/wireless for
> " the latest specifications.
> " Required Software
> " Microsoft Office XP or Office 2003
> " http://www.microsoft.com/
> " Latest version of QuickTime -
> " http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
> " Latest version of Adobe Acrobat
> " Reader - http://www.adobe.com/
> " Antivirus Software - Norton
> " Antivirus will be supplied -
> " http://www.symantec.com/
> " Printer
> " Optional but we highly recommend a
> " laser printer (HP or similar)
> " Recommended accessories
> " Extra battery, carrying case,
> " ethernet & printer cable, CDs or Zip
> " media
> " Warranty
> " 3-year warranty. The computer store
> " is an authorized repair center for
> " IBM, Dell, and HP.
> " Frequently Asked Questions
> " * Do I need a computer? Every entering student must have a
> " notebook computer for use with the VitalBook DVD, the video DVD
> " and other programs, and for use in our facility for clinical
> " simulation and foundation skills
> " * Why do we strongly recommend IBM & Dell? You will need to rely
> " on this computer for four years. We have worked with many
> " computers over the last several years and have found the
> " reliability, service, and warranty of the Dell Latitude and IBM
> " ThinkPad to be excellent, and strongly recommend them. The NYU
> " Computer Store has worked closely with representatives from Dell
> " & IBM in attractively pricing these computers significantly
> " under list price for students.
> " * What software / programs should I know before starting school?
> " You should know how to use Microsoft Word & PowerPoint.
> " Familiarization with an email program and use of the Internet is
> " recommended.
> " * Will I need a printer? A printer is strongly recommended to
> " print material for studying and assignments.
> " * Will my computer purchase & VitalBook be covered by financial
> " aid? The VitalBook is considered a textbook and the annual fee
> " for the VitalBook will be covered by financial aid. A fee will
> " be incorporated into your student bill that will cover the
> " VitalBook. Your computer purchase is necessary for the VitalBook
> " and other programs, and it will qualify for financial aid as
> " well.
> " * Can I purchase a computer now to get a head start? You can begin
> " to purchase a computer now or wait until the summer but you must
> " have a computer during orientation. You will be able to purchase
> " a computer during orientation as well. During orientation we
> " will need to obtain information from your computer and configure
> " it for use in your first dental course, which begins on August
> " 4, 2004 (class of 2007AP) or August 30, 2004 (class of 2008),
> " called ?Application of Technology in Health & Health Practice?.
> " * Where should I purchase my computer? The NYU Computer Store has
> " worked closely with representatives from Dell & IBM in
> " attractively pricing these computers significantly under list
> " price for students. The NYU Computer Store has all the computer
> " equipment, software & accessories you require. In addition, NYU
> " offers students a no-interest deferred payment program through
> " the NYU Computer Store. The computer store dental school
> " specials can be found at
> " http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/html/comp/dentalpricing.htm For
> " complete information please see their web site -
> " http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/computer/index.html or call at
> " (212) 998-4672 or (800) 456-1494 or e-mail
> " computer.store-at-nyu.edu if you have questions.
> " * Can I get the VitalBook Now? No, the VitalBook will be
> " distributed during your first class.
> " Additional Questions? Contact Dr. Elise Eisenberg, Director of
> " Informatics.
> " ____________________________
> " NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> " Fair Use -
> " because it's either fair use or useless....
> " NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc
NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....
NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc