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Computing at UCM


Operating System Requirements: In order to preserve the integrity and security of UCM’s network, the following is the minimum operating system requirements for a student’s residence hall computer accessing UCM’s network:

  Minimum OS Recommended OS
PC Windows XP SP2 Windows XP SP2 (or newer)
MAC OS 10.3 OS 10.3 (or newer)


Hardware Requirements: The requirements are based on the consideration that all residence hall student computers are capable of running the minimum Operating System (as outlined above):

PC

 

New PC
Recommendation

Used PC
Minimum
OS WinXP SP2
(or newer)
WinXP SP2
CPU >2.4 GHz > 800MHz
RAM 1 GB 512MB
NIC 10/100 10/100


MAC

  New MAC
Recommendation
Used MAC
Minimum
OS OS 10.3
(or newer)
>OS 10.3
CPU G5 G4
RAM 1 GB 512MB
NIC 10/100 10/100


Additional Hardware Information


Wireless: Wireless technology can be used on UCM’s network if it complies with published standards and requirements. For further information on wireless connectivity in the residence halls, visit our website at http://www.ucmo.edu/x31267.xml.

Routers: Routers in the residence halls are not recommended. The recommended solution for rooms containing more that one computer is to use a splitter. Splitters allow two computers in a room to be used at the same time and can be purchased at the Union bookstore.

File sharing, P2P, and printer sharing: File sharing, P2P, and printer sharing across the residential network is highly discouraged.

Recreational Equipment: UCM will not provide support for non academic or recreational equipment such as Xboxes, PlayStations, and Nintendos. Residents must contact the manufacturer for assistance.