For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
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:
- Operating System: Windows 7 or higher; Mac OSX 10.6 or higher; Ubuntu 12.04 or variants
- Processor: 2GHz+ recommended
- Memory: 4GB+ recommended
- Wireless Adapter
- 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
- If using wired connections: 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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