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kevin Fixing issues with reccomendations.
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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
  
-It is also recommended that the laptop is not a Macbook however a Macbook will work+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).
-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. +
-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.+
  
 +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" Laptop, like 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.
 +
 +**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]]
commons/start.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/01 06:04 by kevin