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[[!meta title="System requirements"]]
Tails works on most reasonably recent computers, say manufactured after 2008.
Here is a detailed list of requirements:
- Either **an internal or external DVD reader** or the possibility to **boot from a USB stick**.
- Tails requires a 64-bit <span class="definition">[[!wikipedia x86-64]]</span>
compatible processor: **<span class="definition">[[!wikipedia
IBM_PC_compatible]]</span>** and others but not <span
class="definition">[[!wikipedia PowerPC]]</span> nor <span
class="definition">[[!wikipedia ARM_architecture desc="ARM"]]</span>. Mac computers are IBM PC
compatible since 2006. Tails does **not** run on most tablets and phones.
- **2 GB of RAM** to work smoothly. Tails is known to work with less memory
but you might experience strange behaviours or crashes.
Tails works on most computers less than 10 years old.
<div class="note">
See the [[known hardware compatibility issues|support/known_issues]].
<p>Tails might not work on:</p>
<ul>
<li>Some older computers, for example if they don't have enough
RAM.</li>
<li>Some newer computers, for example if their [[graphics card is
not compatible with Linux|support/known_issues/graphics]].</li>
</ul>
<p>See the [[known hardware compatibility
issues|support/known_issues]].</p>
</div>
Hardware requirements:
- The possibility to start from a USB stick or a DVD reader.
- A 64-bit <span class="definition">[[!wikipedia x86-64]]</span>
compatible processor:
- <span class="definition">[[!wikipedia IBM_PC_compatible]]</span> but not
<span class="definition">[[!wikipedia PowerPC]]</span> nor
<span class="definition">[[!wikipedia ARM_architecture desc="ARM"]]</span>.
- Mac computers are IBM PC compatible since 2006.
- Tails does not run on most tablets and phones.
- 2 GB of RAM to work smoothly.
- Tails can work with less than 2 GB RAM but might behave strangely or crash.
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