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What should we buy?

If you are a grad student, you've seen the message that we've got an opportunity to upgrade some equipment and software. Please put your suggestions on this page:
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  • We also probably need a new fancy projector, and replace all mouses with hopefully wireless or optical ones..

-- MichaelSpear - 30 Mar 2006 \ No newline at end of file

  • Get more disk space. Ideally at least 10G per person. /scrath + /tmp works but that definitely is not the best solution.
  • Currently we cannot mount USB drives (at least I haven't figured out how). Since the typical capacity of a jump drive is now greater than that of a CD-ROM, having those little drives will eliminate the needs for more CD burners. This is probably an admin issue rather than a shopping list item, but it is quite related.
  • A couple of powerful Windows PCs with "true" Office software. Some people need them to write powerpoint slides, produce word documents, and view web pages that are not viewable in firefox. Better have Adobe Premiere etc for process video processing.
  • Upgrade Matlab from 6.5 to 7.3, with statistics toolbox. OpenOffice from 1.1 to 2.0 (it is free).

-- WeilieYi - 30 Mar 2006

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