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AbiWord: System Requirements

This document describes the system requirements we believe necessary in order for someone on run AbiWord reasonably on his/her computer. This is a rough guide, and you may run just fine on a lower-class system than what we describe, or run poorly on a higher-end system. As always, your mileage may vary. With that said, we hope for this to be useful:

Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 2000.
  • Windows 95, 98 and ME are no longer supported in 2.6. Use 2.4.6 instead

GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris (2.6, 7,8,9,10), AIX, HP/UX (10.20, 11.0), OSF/1, Tru64:

  • GTK+ 2.12 or newer
  • At least 16MB RAM (embedded systems probably won't require more than 8)
  • Any processor that supports any of these operating systems (which is effectively, any processor)

Mac OS X:

Note: currently the latest AbiWord version available for Mac OS X is 2.4.5

  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later