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Supported Operating Systems and Hardware

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Operating Systems

Deciding what computer to bring to campus? Please use the guidelines below for the minimum requirements needed to get connect to our campus network. 


We support Windows 10.


MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and newer. 

Chrome OS

When purchasing a chromebook as an affordable option for a computer, please consider getting a model listed here. This will allow you to connect to Microsoft Remote Desktop and have access to Knox provided software. 

Other Operating Systems

Machines running LINUX, BeOS or any other UNIX oriented operating system may connect to the network provided they have the correct hardware and software. 

Hardware Recommendations

Intel Core i5 or i7 | 8 GB RAM | 250 GB Drive
Internal or External Wireless Card which supports the 802.11 g, n or ac protocol(s) and WPA access.

Intel Core i5 or i7 | 8 GB RAM | 250 GB Drive
Internal Wireless Card

IMPORTANT! Backup Hardware and Software

The most critical need of any computer user is a method for backing up your data.  Each year we see 5 to 10 students whose computer's have crashed (typically at finals) and the student has had no backup available.

  • Google Apps for Education has unlimited file storage for students. Please upload important document/items as a free back up tool.
  • Knox grants each student 5GB of storage space that is backed up on a routine basis. You can access this tool using KnoxAnyWare or any lab computer on campus.

Note: Please be aware when backing up items on an external harddrive or usb, this items can be damaged or fail. Always have a backup plan.

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Printed on Friday, June 24, 2022