What are the system requirements for Java?

What are the system requirements for Java?

The system requirements information on this page represents a subset to provide overview of supported browsers and operating systems.

Java 8 System Requirements

Detailed information on system requirements for Java 8 are available at Java 8 Supported System Configurations.


  • Windows 10 (8u51 and above)
  • Windows 8.x (Desktop)
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Disk space: 124 MB for JRE; 2 MB for Java Update
  • Processor: Minimum Pentium 2 266 MHz processor
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Firefox

Mac OS X

  • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.8.3+, 10.9+
  • Administrator privileges for installation
  • 64-bit browser

A 64-bit browser (Safari, for example) is required to run Oracle Java on Mac.


  • Oracle Linux 5.5+1
  • Oracle Linux 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)2
  • Oracle Linux 7.x (64-bit)2 (8u20 and above)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5+1, 6.x (32-bit), 6.x (64-bit)2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (64-bit)2 (8u20 and above)
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2+, 11.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12.x (64-bit)2 (8u31 and above)
  • Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 13.x
  • Ubuntu Linux 14.x (8u25 and above)
  • Ubuntu Linux 15.04 (8u45 and above)
  • Ubuntu Linux 15.10 (8u65 and above)
  • Browsers: Firefox
Solaris System Requirements

See supported Java 8 System Configurations for information about supported platforms, operating systems, desktop managers, and browsers.


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