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New Program Offers Adobe Software at Reduced Prices to Lab Employees

Increasing demand by Lab employees for Adobe software products has resulted in special pricing for many Adobe products, including Acrobat (for converting documents to PDF), PhotoShop (for processing images) and Illustrator (for creating illustrations).
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"FunLove" Worm Turns Out to Be No Fun at All

A worm named "FunLove" (more properly, "W32/FunLove.4099") has been infecting LBNL Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000 systems at a rapid pace. Worms, like viruses, are programs that reproduce themselves. But unlike viruses, worms spread over networks independently of user actions. FunLove infects EXE, SCR and OCX files, overwriting the initial eight bytes of any file it infects.
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Reminder of the Month: IMAP4 Email System to Be Down Saturday, April 28

The Lab's IMAP4 email system will be taken down for maintenance and will be unavailable between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The outage will also prevent access to the system through the Web interface and the LDAP password changer.

All services are expected to be back in operation by 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. All incoming email will be queued during the downtime and delivered as soon as the system is back in service. Questions? Contact the computer support Help Desk at or X4357 during regular business hours.

Tip of the Month: It's Time to Take Out the Trash!

The Lab's IMAP4 email system currently stores more than 27 gigabytes of trash -- that's about 15 percent of the system's total storage capacity. Currently, 40 people have more than 100 megabytes in their trash folders, and of those, 17 have more than 150 MB, which means they're paying a monthly fee to store trashed messages.
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Advanced NT Security Course to Be Offered on Tuesday, May 1

"Advanced Windows NT Security," a one-day course on how to deal with advanced features of Windows NT that affect security, will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. The course, aimed at system administrators, system programmers, developers, advanced users and information security specialists, will be held in Building 937 in downtown Berkeley.
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What's New With the Standard Micron BOA?

Speed has increased - but the price hasn't - for the high-end Micron PC available through the Lab's Basic Ordering Agreement with Micron Electronics. The high-end machines are moving from 800mhz to 1ghz processors and there is also a slightly faster CD-ROM drive on the machine, but the price is unchanged.
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