Knowledge Base » [647881] What are the system requirements?
Product or Service: GatherPlace, TutorPlace
Client Software: GP4, GP5
User Type: Host, Guest
System Requirements
System requirements differ depending on which of the two methods (GP4/5 or web browser) you use to host or join a GatherPlace meeting.

The majority of hosts and online schools use the GatherPlace software (GP4/5) to host or join a meeting while the majority of guests use their web browser to join a meeting.

If you use the GatherPlace software (GP4/5) to host or join a meeting, please see the GP4/5 requirements below.

For hosts or guests using a web browser to host or join a meeting, please see the Web Browser requirements below.



Note:This is the default method guests use to join a meeting when clicking on links in email invites or host websites, or when joining from the GatherPlace website.
 For the requirements when using the GatherPlace application (GP4/5) to join a meeting, please see the GP section below.

Windows
  • 1GHz AMD or Intel CPU
  • 128MB RAM (256MB or higher recommended)
  • Dial-up, DSL, or Cable Internet connection
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox 2 or higher, Google Chrome, or Opera 9
  • Java 1.1 (Java 1.3 or higher for Desktop sharing)**
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Mac
  • 1GHz PowerPC G4 or Intel CPU
  • 256MB RAM or higher recommended
  • Dial-up, DSL, or Cable Internet connection
  • Safari 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 or 5.0*, Firefox 2 or higher, Google Chrome*, Camino, or Opera 9
  • Java 1.3 or higher enabled in the web browser**
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard*

    *Combination not compatible with VoIP audio in sessions.
     See this article for options if VoIP is required when using OSX 10.6 and the noted web browsers.

Linux / Other
  • 1GHz AMD or Intel CPU
  • 128MB RAM (256MB or higher recommended)
  • Dial-up, DSL, or Cable Internet connection
  • Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Red Hat, Solaris, or Linux OS with support for Java
  • Web browser such as Firefox or Chrome
    • Any web browser (Viewing only**)
    • Java 1.3 or higher enabled in browser (Viewing, Desktop sharing)


**Any participants joining a meeting using a web browser without Java installed or enabled will join using the SureView method.
 SureView is strictly a viewer and will have no advanced capabilities such as text chat, VoIP audio, remote control or screen sharing.




Windows
  • 1GHz AMD or Intel CPU
  • 128MB RAM (256MB or higher recommended)
  • 120 MB Free space on hard drive
  • Dial-up, DSL, or Cable Internet connection
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • GP4/5 application installed. Free download available here .

Mac
  • 1GHz PowerPC G4 or Intel CPU
  • 256MB RAM or higher recommended
  • 200 MB Free space on hard drive
  • Dial-up, DSL, or Cable Internet connection
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • GP4/5 application installed. Free download available here .

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