Computer Specifications & Recommendations

System and software requirements



Operating System

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
  • Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)


Minimum resolution of 1024 x 600 Resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater

Internet Speed

56K modem

56K or cable modem, DSL

Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

JRE 1.6.x
(Required to run Equation Editor.)

JRE 6 update 31


Enabled Enabled




Browser Support

Desktop Support

Browser Status
Internet Explorer 10 Supported
Internet Explorer 9 Supported
Internet Explorer 8 Unsupported
Firefox (newest) Supported
Firefox 17.0 Maintenance (to the end of 2013)
Firefox (older) Unsupported
Chrome (newest) Supported
Safari 6.0 Supported
Safari 5.1 Supported
Safari (older) Unsupported

Tablet support for Desktop Web

Operating System/Browser Status
Android Browser (newest) Supported
iOS Safari (newest) Supported
Microsoft Surface Internet Explorer 10 Supported
Playbook Browser (newest) Supported

Mobile Web

Operating System/Browser Status
iOS (newest) Supported
iOS 6 (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod Touch 4/5, iPad 2/3/4/mini) Supported
iOS 5 (Safari 5.1) Maintenance
iOS 4 (iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2) Unsupported
iOS 3 (iPhone, iPod Touch 1) Unsupported
Android (newest) Supported
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) Supported
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Supported
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Supported
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Maintenance
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Maintenance
Android 2.2 (Froyo) Maintenance
Android 2.1 (Eclair) Unsupported
Android 1.6 (Donut) Unsupported
Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Unsupported
Blackberry 10 Supported
Blackberry 7 Supported
Blackberry 6 Maintenance

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