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Skype OS specifications

All you need to get up and running with Skype is:

  • an internet connection – broadband is best
  • speakers and a microphone – built-in or separate
  • a webcam to make video calls
  • the Skype application

The table below provides the minimum download and upload speeds required, as well as the recommended speeds for best performance.

Minimum download / upload speed

Recommended download / upload speed

2Mbps / 128kbps

4Mbps / 512kbps

The system requirements for running Skype on different operating systems are described below. Please ensure that your system meets these requirements.

Windows

Version

Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows Vista
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)
Windows 8*

Processor

At least 1 GHz

RAM

At least 256 MB

Additional software

DirectX v9.0 or above

Mac

Version

Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard”
Mac OS X v10.6 “Snow Leopard”
Mac OS X v10.7 “Lion”
Mac OS X v10.8 “Mountain Lion”

Processor

At least 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)

RAM

At least 1 GB

Additional software

The latest version of QuickTime

Linux

Version

Ubuntu 10.04+
Debian 6.0+
Fedora 16+
OpenSUSE 12.1+

Processor

At least 1 GHz

RAM

At least 256 MB

Additional software

Qt 4.6
D-Bus 1.0.0
libasound 1.0.18
Pulse Audio 1.0 (recommended)
BlueZ 4.0 (recommended)

* If you are using Windows 8 Enterprise N or KN follow this guide


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