Can I use my MAC OS terminal for this class?
Yes, but please be aware that using the terminal of your OS may damage your system. With the BCWS Appliance you won't risk any loss. If you by accident damage your BCWS Appliance, you can easily just reinstall the software without any loss.
Can I upload data to the connected dropbox account?
Although it is possible to upload data to the connected account, we would ask you not to use this dropbox for any personal data. The size of the account is limited and should be only used by the instructors to provide data for the course. Be also aware that every user of the BCWS Appliance will have access to this account and could modify or delete your data.