Hello, All —
Just found out that if you’re planning on bringing a Mac down to the ice you DO have to have virus protection installed. Yes, they make it for that O/S. See Norton, or Sophos. Sorry, those are the rules. Also, every personal laptop that comes down will have to be registered with the Techs, AND complete a full virus scan, in their presence, before being allowed to connect to the McMurdo network.
Concerning the Linux O/S, it is allowed, but has numerous ‘holes’ in it. You’d be better off with an O/S that isn’t open source.