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What are the system requirements for Java?


This article applies to:
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

The system requirements information on this page represents a subset to provide overview of supported browsers and operating systems.

Java 8 System Requirements

Detailed information on system requirements for Java 8 are available at Java 8 Supported System Configurations.

Windows

  • Windows 8 (Desktop)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Disk space: 124 MB for JRE; 2 MB for Java Update
  • Processor: Minimum Pentium 2 266 MHz processor
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Firefox, Chrome

Mac OS X

  • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.8.3+, 10.9+
  • Administrator privileges for installation
  • 64-bit browser
A 64-bit browser (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome for example) is required to run Oracle Java on Mac OS X.

Linux

  • Oracle Linux 5.5+1
  • Oracle Linux 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)2
  • Oracle Linux 7.x (64-bit)2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5+1, 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)2
  • Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 13.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2+, 11.x
  • Browsers: Firefox
Solaris System Requirements

See supported Java 8 System Configurations for information about supported platforms, operating systems, desktop managers, and browsers.



Java 7 System Requirements

Detailed information on Java 7 system requirements are available at Java 7 Supported System Configurations.

Windows

  • Windows 8 (Desktop)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 128 MB; 64 MB for Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Disk space: 124 MB
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.6 and above, Chrome

Note: As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform. Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later. See Third Party Vendor-Specific Support Terms on Oracle Software Technical Support Policies (pdf) for details.

Mac OS X

  • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later.
  • Administrator privileges for installation
  • 64-bit browser
A 64-bit browser (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome for example) is required to run Oracle Java on Mac OS X.

Linux

  • Oracle Linux 5.5+
  • Oracle Linux 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)3
  • Oracle Linux 7.x (64-bit)3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5+, 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)3
  • Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and above
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2, 11.x
  • Browsers: Firefox 3.6 and above
Solaris System Requirements

See supported Java 7 System Configurations for information about supported platforms, operating systems, desktop managers, and browsers.


Notes

1 No JavaFX support
2 Only 64-bit JRE is supported
3 Only 64-bit JVM is certified.




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