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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Computer Requirements IT Services - Computer Requirements
Massachusetts Maritime Academy requires that all cadets have a laptop computer, tablet, or other computing device. 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 to take 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 5e/6 network cable
  • Desktop printers are discouraged
  • MMA policy prohibits personal wireless APs in the dormitories, 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.
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last updated 5-30-14 by avalentine@maritime.edu