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tyr [COVID-19 Policy] Adding some clarifying words
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 Need any help with the CS department services, such as labs or accounts? Contact Information can be found through the link at the bottom of the page. Need any help with the CS department services, such as labs or accounts? Contact Information can be found through the link at the bottom of the page.
  
 +===== COVID-19 Policy =====
 +
 +Due to COVID-19, the policies for in person assistance has been changed for the health of the students and staff. Students and Sysadmin must follow the NMDOH recommended policies to prevent spread: students/staff must wear masks, follow strict social distancing, and cancel in person appointments if students/staff have symptoms of COVID-19.
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 +In order to have a in-person or precise long distance appointment, students must make a Google Calendar Appointment [[https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUVZVEk5dy1raWplfGRlZmF1bHR8NDVlMGFjNDhmZjMwMDVmYzM3NmM2ZjVjMWE0YzY3NjU | here]]. To do so, just select a time that works best with your schedule and follow steps provided. When scheduling a face-to-face appointment, please allow for a 24-hour window so that the Sysadmins can make sure the appointment time is covered.
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 ===== How To: ===== ===== How To: =====
   * [[Accounts|Get a CSE Account]]   * [[Accounts|Get a CSE Account]]
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 ===== Recommended minimum hardware specs for incoming Freshman ====== ===== Recommended minimum hardware specs for incoming Freshman ======
 A Laptop with: A Laptop with:
-  * A modern/recent quad core processor +  * A modern/recent quad core processor (Intel i5, i7, i9/AMD Ryzen) 
-  * 8GB ram +  * 16GB of RAM (8GB Minimum) 
-  * Running Windows or Linux +  * Running Windows or Linux (Ubuntu Based Distro Preferred) 
-  * Good battery life (~8hrs+  * Good battery life (8+hrs, typically a battery above 40Wh
-    * Gaming laptops are terrible for this+    * //Gaming laptops are terrible for this//
   * Light enough to carry around in a backpack   * Light enough to carry around in a backpack
 +  * Solid State Drive
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 +It is also recommended that the laptop is **not a Macbook** however a Macbook will work (note any ARM based Macbooks will be challenging to make work with your programming assignments).
  
-It is also recommended that the laptop is not a Macbook however a Macbook will work. +It is **highly** recommended that you do **not** get a gaming laptop, these are notoriously bad in battery life, compatibility with Linux, weight, and size. 
-But it is **highly** recommended that you do **not** get a gaming laptop, these are notoriously bad in battery life, compatibility with linux, weight, and size. +Students have had *great success* with a "Business Class" Laptoplike a Lenovo ThinkPad T Series, a Dell Latitude 5000/7000 Series, HP ProBook, and System76 Laptops. If you want something that can run most games, and has great Linux compatibility, try a Dell Precision, Lenovo ThinkPad P Series, or an HP EliteBook.
-My roommate came to tech with one and despised it immediately for their workload, you do not want to have an outlet decide your seat in the class.+
  
 +**Running a GNU/Linux Based Operating System as your main Operating System is HIGHLY recommended for all students!**
 ===== Class Info ====== ===== Class Info ======
 [[xv6|[325] How to run xv6/jos]] [[xv6|[325] How to run xv6/jos]]
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