Firefox System Requirements and Recommendations

System Requirements and Recommendations for Firefox

Below are the Firefox system requirements required to install Firefox and run successfully on an operating system listed given:
Recommendations are also given so that your Firefox can work proper


firefox system requirements

Software Requirements

Linux distributors provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

Firefox will not run on Linux without the following packages.

  • GTK+ 2.18 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.3 or higher

The following packages are recommended for optimal functionality.

  • NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
  • DBus 1.0 or higher
  • HAL 0.5.8 or higher
  • GNOME 2.16 or higher


firefox system requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8

Recommended Hardware

  • Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 200 MB hard drive space


firefox system requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP SP2
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Please note that while 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 can be used to run Firefox, only 32-bit Firefox creation is supported at this time


  • Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 200MB of hard drive space

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