Our online classrooms use the Zoom video chat app, and so require one of the following operating systems:

Supported operating systems

  • macOS X with macOS 10.7 or later

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later

  • Windows XP with SP3 or later

  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher

  • Mint 17.1 or higher

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher

  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher

  • CentOS 6.4 or higher

  • Fedora 21 or higher

  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher

  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)

Processor and RAM requirements

We’re aware that these requirements may seem scary! So we’ve included some simple guidance for checking them below.


  • Single Core 1Ghz or Higher


  • Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) 

  • 4GB RAM

Checking your processor and RAM on a Mac

To check your processor speed, you can click the apple icon in your Finder menu and “about this mac”. This will open a popup window with your computer’s processing speed and RAM.

Checking your processor and RAM on a Windows PC

  • Open Windows 10’s ‘Setting’s app. 

  • Navigate to Settings > System > About. 

  • There will be a heading called “Device specifications.”

  • Your processor speed is the last number beside “processor” (3.6GHz here)

  • memory = RAM beside “Installed RAM” (12GB here)

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