Here there be Dragon…Xythos??

Good, albeit old, news (from May), but this is the first I’ve heard of it. From here:

ITS will be rolling out a new filesharing system beginning this summer. The new system, Xythos, has a Web interface and can also be accessed via your Mac’s Finder or via Windows Explorer.

This system will eventually replace Dragon (Windows users’ G: and H:drives), provide an external file storage and sharing system for Blackboard, and provide a space for publicly accessible personal Web files and sites (replacing static Web page serving by condor.wesleyan.edu), thereby offering our users a central interface to manage all files.

Hopefully this new system will be a lot more user-friendly… Not to mention better-advertised. I didn’t even know what Dragon was until…oh…Finals week of this past semester.

8 thoughts on “Here there be Dragon…Xythos??

  1. Anonymous

    This is exciting. I sat down and tried to figure out Dragon about 6 or 7 times throughout the past year, and it always seemed like there was one crucial piece of information just left out by ITS. It had really terrible documentation.

  2. Anonymous

    This is exciting. I sat down and tried to figure out Dragon about 6 or 7 times throughout the past year, and it always seemed like there was one crucial piece of information just left out by ITS. It had really terrible documentation.

  3. Anonymous

    For those eager to get a taste of Xythos, here’s a demo of the product offered by the company:http://www.sharemation.com/xythoswfs/It seems to be the beta version of the product, so it may have features that will not be present in Wesleyan’s implementation… but it does give a good sense of how it works.

  4. Anonymous

    For those eager to get a taste of Xythos, here’s a demo of the product offered by the company:

    http://www.sharemation.com/xythoswfs/

    It seems to be the beta version of the product, so it may have features that will not be present in Wesleyan’s implementation… but it does give a good sense of how it works.

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