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Technology Requirements
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Operating Systems

The minimum requirements for supported operating systems are as follows.

  • Microsoft Windows (95/98, NT, 2000, XP)
  • Macintosh (OS 8.5+, OS 9.x, OS X)
  • UNIX/Linux

Resolution and Color
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Color: The minimum color bit depth should be at least 16-bit.

Web Browsers

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  • Internet Explorer Version 5.x+
  • Safari Version 1.0 (Macintosh)+

Users with uncommon applications, such as AOL, Opera, Mozilla, etc., may experience minor differences in look and feel since all browsers do not follow the W3C guidelines to exact specifications for HTML, XML, etc.

Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, Adobe, Windows Media Player, Adobe Flash Player

Other Helpful Resources

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