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Lightning System Requirements


Operating Systems
  • Windows XP (Recommended)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 981
  • Windows 98 SE1
  • Windows ME1
  • Windows NT 4.01
  • Windows 20001

1 Users of Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 should read the known issues for their operating system before installing Lightning.

Minimum Hardware
  • Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium III 500MHz or greater)
  • 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
  • 52 MB hard drive space


Software Requirements

Please note that Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

  • Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
    • glibc 2.3.2 or higher
    • XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
    • gtk+2.0 or higher
    • fontconfig (also known as xft)
    • libstdc++5
      (Many modern Linux distributions only package libstdc++6, which is incompatible with Lightning. Therefore please install the package "libstdc++5" or "compat-libstdc++" on your system before installing Lightning)
Minimum Hardware
  • Intel Pentium II or AMD K6-III+ 233 MHz CPU (Recommended: 500MHz or greater)
  • 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
  • 52 MB hard drive space


Operating Systems
  • Mac OS X 10.2.x and later
Minimum Hardware
  • Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 or PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
  • 128 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
  • 200 MB hard drive space