|Windows||Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP3/ Windows 7 Professional/ Windows 8 Professional|
|Linux||Ubuntu® 9.10 or later
Unofficially, most distributions should work. Microchip employees have used it successfully with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, OpenSuse, and Fedora. Users of 64-bit distributions might need to install additional libraries.
|Macintosh||Mac OS® X 10.5 Intel or later
If using 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 or later, you will need to install Java 6.
(This will not provide a good user experience)
|Windows||2.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV or equivalent||1 GB||1 GB|
|Linux||2.6 GHz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent||1 GB||1 GB|
|Macintosh||Intel® Core™ Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo||1 GB||1 GB|
|Windows||Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo||2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)||1.5 GB|
|Linux||Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo||2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)||1.5 GB|
|Macintosh||Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo||4 GB||1.5 GB|
Some older CPUs (for example, an AMD Athlon XP) may be incompatible with recent versions of Java. If you are experiencing crashes and you are running on old hardware, you may want to replace the version of Java installed with MPLAB X IDE with an older one. However, this should only be attempted as a last resort as we only test MPLAB X IDE with the version of Java that is included by the installer.