Basically any up to date computer will work with our systems. Mac or PC? That is only a matter of user preference and accessibility.
Detailed minimum specifications:
Operating System: MAC OSX+, Ubuntu Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Must have latest Updates. Other OS's may be able to connect, but are not supported by the HelpDesk.
Processor Speed: Pentium 4 2ghz (or equivalent) or better.
RAM (Memory): 1GB.
Hard Drive Space: 500MB free.
Network Card: 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet.
New Computer Recommendations:
Desktop or Laptop
Processor: AMD Athlon x2 or Intel Core 2 Duo or better.
RAM (Memory): At Least 4GB.
Warranty: (recommeded) 3 year or better with accidental damage protection. See vendor for details.
- SMU Provides Mcafee anti virus. You do not need to purchase any anti virus protection.
- Microsoft Office and other programs can be purchased at academic pricing through
a number of vendors, one of which is http://www.journeyed.com
- Alert: Servers are allowed only with permission from the iT Department.