System Requirements

 

 

Windows

The software and hardware prerequisites for installing LibreOffice on a Windows system are as follows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8;
  • Pentium-compatible PC (Pentium III, Athlon or more-recent system recommended);
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended);
  • Up to 1.5 GB available hard disk space;
  • 1024x768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), with at least 256 colors.

Administrator rights are needed for the installation process. It is a recommended best practice to back-up your system and data before you remove or install software.

For certain features of the software - but not most - Java is required. Java is notably required for Base.

 

 

Apple - Mac OS X

The software and hardware prerequisites for installing on a Apple Mac OS X computer are as follows:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher;
  • Intel processor;
  • 512 Mb RAM;
  • Up to 800 Mb available hard disk space;
  • 1024x768 graphic device with 256 colors (higher resolution recommended).

It is a recommended best practice to back-up your system and data before you remove or install software.

Notes:

  • For certain features of the software - but not most - Java is required. Java is notably required for Base.
  • Stuck on OS X 10.4/10.5 and/or PowerPC hardware? We no longer support these systems, but a v4.0.x or older build will generally work.
  • The next release series (4.4) will require OS X 10.8+; Support for OS X 10.6/10.7 will end when LibreOffice 4.3 is retired on May 27, 2015.

 

 

GNU/Linux

As a general rule, you are recommended to install LibreOffice via the installation methods recommended by your particular Linux distribution (such as the Ubuntu Software Center, in the case of Ubuntu Linux).This is because it is usually the simplest way to obtain an installation that is optimally integrated into your system. Indeed, LibreOffice may well be already installed by default when you originally install your Linux operating system.

The community-supplied LibreOffice installers are provided for users having special needs, and for out-of-the-ordinary cases.

The software and hardware prerequisites for installing on Linux are as follows:

  • Linux kernel version 2.6.18 or higher;
  • glibc2 version 2.5 or higher;
  • gtk version 2.10.4 or higher;
  • Pentium-compatible PC (Pentium III, Athlon or more-recent system recommended);
  • 256Mb RAM (512Mb RAM recommended);
  • Up to 1.55Gb available hard disk space;
  • X Server with 1024x768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), with at least 256 colors;
  • Gnome 2.16 or higher, with the gail 1.8.6 and at-spi 1.7 packages (required for support for assistive technology [AT] tools), or another compatible GUI (such as KDE, among others).

For certain features of the software - but not most - Java is required. Java is notably required for Base.

It is a recommended best practice to back-up your system and data before you remove or install software.

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