System Requirements
American Public Works Association
Authored by Keith Umsted
March 2013

System Requirements

To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer. These prerequisites are known as system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule. Most software defines two sets of system requirements: minimum and recommended. With increasing demand for higher processing power and resources in newer versions of software, system requirements tend to change over time. For the best users experience use the following as a guide:

 

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System

Windows XP SP3 (Fully Updated)
Mac 10.3 (Fully Updated)

Windows 7 or higher (Fully Updated)
Mac 10.8.2  (Fully Updated)

Browser

Updated version of Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari, Chrome

Updated version of  Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Chrome

Java

Version 7 Update 17

Latest Version

Adobe Flash

Version  9.124.0

Latest Version

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader X (10.0.0)

Latest Version

 

 

 

System Memory

Recommended RAM: 512MB

Recommended RAM: 512MB

Internet

High Speed Internet

High Speed Internet

 

 

 

Browser Settings

Javascript & Cookies enabled

Javascript & Cookies enabled

Pop-up

Pop-ups Allowed

Pop-ups Allowed

 

 

 

iPad/iPhone

Apple iPad/iPhone running HTML5

Apple iPad/iPhone running HTML5

Android

Android Device running Flash

Android Device running Flash