You can use either a Windows machine or a Mac. Just be aware of what classes you are taking and ask about the individual class software needs. We recommend you get machines with at least 4 Gigs of RAM and 500 Gigs of hard drive space. For Windows computers try to avoid “Windows 7 Starter Edition”, it is very limited. Try to stick with Windows7 Ultimate, Professional or Home versions. As for Microsoft Office we supply it to the students for Macs or PCs.
Yes. There are no problems using Macs on our network. The only consideration is hardware repairs. The closest Apple stores are in Ashville and Charlotte.
Even though most dorms have 2 wired connections available we are working to move everyone to Wireless only connections. So we recommend buying computers and gaming consoles with wireless capabilities.
Currently we do not offer any discounts… but we do supply Microsoft Office for the students.
No. Please do not bring any routers or 2.4 GHz phones onto campus. It will not improve the wireless coverage. In fact it will cause connection problems.
Currently we supply the newest version of MS Office Professional for Macs and PCs. And we recommend “Free AVG” and Malwarebyes for computer protection.
No we do not allow programs that allow you to copy or transfer music, files, or programs that you did not legally purchase. We have hardware that tries to block such programs. And we reserve the right to disable your use of our network if we detect you are using such programs.