Specify 6 Hardware and Software Requirements

Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later (as of Specify 6.5)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (shipped mid-2006) or later
  • 2 GB RAM preferred, 1 GB RAM minimum
  • Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • MySQL Server 5.1 or later
  • ~125 MB disk space for Specify installation
  • ~250 MB disk space for MySQL installation
  • ~1 MB for 500 Collection Object Records (~1 GB for 500,000 records)
  • 1440x900 or 1280x1024 screen resolution preferred, 1024x768 minimum, dual screens of about 23" or one screen of 25-30" is optimal.

Windows XP, 7, 8.x

  • Most any processor purchased in the last two years
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP, April 2014)
  • 2 GB RAM preferred, 1 GB RAM minimum
  • Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • MySQL Server 5.1 or later
  • ~175 MB disk space for Specify installation
  • ~150 MB disk space for MySQL installation
  • ~1 MB for 500 Collection Object records (~1 GB for 500,000 records)
  • 1280x1024 screen resolution preferred, 1024x768 minimum, dual screens of about 23" or one screen of 25-30" is optimal.

Linux

  • Most any processor purchased in the last three years
  • Tested and supported on Ubuntu and Fedora
  • 2 GB RAM preferred, 1 GB RAM minimum
  • Java 7 Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • MySQL 5.1 or later
  • ~150 MB disk space for Specify installation
  • ~100 MB disk space for MySQL installation
  • ~1 MB for 500 Collection Object records (~1 GB for 500,000 records)
  • 1440x900 or 1280x1024 screen resolution preferred, 1024x768 minimum, dual screens of about 23" or one screen of 25-30" is optimal.