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Hardware & Software


For new computer hardware specifications, purchasing and pricing contact Robert Carothers Supervisor of the BSU HelpDesk. Please send an email with your request to or call 218-755-3777.

Minimum Specifications Supported
  PC Macintosh
Operating System Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.7.x
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core
RAM 2 GB (recommended 4GB) 2 GB (recommended 4GB)
Hard drive 40 GB 40 GB


Faculty Laptop Program

BSU Technical Support provides laptops to full-time faculty. New faculty can contact Melissa Arneson to set up an orientation session and receive a laptop.


The University participates in several institution-wide software agreements that provide software at no addition cost to offices. ITS also serves as the channel through which software should be purchased for University computers.