IT Services - Computer Requirements
Massachusetts Maritime Academy requires that all cadets have a laptop computer. These may be purchased through the Academy bookstore or other retail outlets. Please make sure new laptops meet the following requirements for hardware and software:
Desktop or Laptop computers are acceptable, a laptop may be easier if you plan on taking notes in classes.
Operating System: Windows 7 or higher; Mac OSX 10.6 or higher; Ubuntu 12.04 or variants
Processor: 2GHz+ recommended
Memory: 4GB+ recommended
Hard Drive: 250GB+ recommended
Optical Drive: Writable CD/DVD recommended
Network Adapter: Wired and wireless adapters
Warranty: 3+ years on-site, next business day with accidental damage coverage recommended
Antivirus Software with auto-update and active scanning required INCLUDING Mac OSX
25' category 5/5e network cable
Netbooks, tablets or smartphones are not recommended as a primary computer system.
Desktop printers are discouraged.
MMA policy prohibits personal wireless APs in the dormatories, the reason for this is that personal APs interfere with the existing wireless signals and thus diminish everyone else's service. Additionally, personal APs create a security vulnerability.