Minimum System Requirements

The table below outlines the specific minimum system requirements for TheSkyX Professional Edition on Mac, Windows, Linux and Raspbian operating systems.

 

Operating System

Minimum System Requirements

Mac

 

 

 

 

  • 2 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor

  • macOS including Lion (OS X version 10.7), Mountain Lion (OS X version 10.8), Mavericks (OS X version 10.9), Yosemite (OS X version 10.10), El Capitan (OS X version 10.11), and macOS Sierra (macOS version 10.12).

  • 1024 x 600 display resolution with millions of colors

  • 512 MB RAM

  • 64 MB video RAM

  • 2.5 GB disc space

  • Mouse or other pointing device

  • DVD-ROM (if the product is shipped to you on physical media)

  • Mouse or other pointing device

  • Keyboard

 

 

Windows

 

 

  • 1.5 GHz or faster processor

  • Intel Pentium 4, Pentium M, Pentium D processor or better, or AMD K-8 (Athlon) or better.  TheSkyX Pro is not compatible with Pentium III or older model (circa 2003) AMD processors.

  • 512 MB internal RAM

  • TheSkyX is compatible with the following Windows operating systems:

 

  • Windows 10*

 

TheSkyX uses Windows multimedia to play sounds.


* Microsoft Windows N and KN Note

Microsoft Windows N and KN operating systems do not include the Windows multimedia player, so TheSkyX will not run "out of the box".  

 

Install the Windows Media Feature Pack to allow TheSkyX to run on these "scaled down" operating systems.

  • Windows 8.1

 
  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8 RT

 

TheSkyX is not compatible with Windows 8 RT (for mobile devices).

 

  • Windows 7

 

Windows Vista

Software Bisque strongly discourages using Windows Vista operating system for a host of reasons.  

 

Please consider using a computer that runs a more modern operating system, such as Windows 8 or Windows 7 instead.

 

Windows XP*

 

TheSkyX version 10.5.0 and later does not support Windows XP.  

 

Please consider using a computer that runs a more modern operating system, such as Windows 8 or Windows 7 instead.

 

  • 1024 x 600 display resolution with true color (includes Netbooks)

  • 128 MB (minimum) video RAM

  • 2.5 GB free disc space

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Mouse or other pointing device

  • Keyboard

 

*TheSkyX Professional Edition for Windows is a 32-bit application, and is compatible with either the 32-bit or 64-bit versions of these operating systems.

 

Linux

  • A computer running 64-bit x86 Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later

  • Ubuntu GUI and OpenGL (tested with 3.0 Mesa 9.0.3)

  • 2 GB minimum free disk space; 1.7 additional for the All Sky Image Link (downloadable separately)

  • 1024 x 600 display resolution with true color

  • 512 MB RAM

  • Mouse or other pointing device

  • Keyboard

 

Raspberry Pi

(Raspbian)

 

 

  • A third-generation Raspberry Pi 3 device (Raspberry Pi 3 Model B)

  • SanDisk Ultra PLUS 16GB microSDHC UHS-I card

  • A 5V power supply for the Raspberry Pi

  • 2 GB minimum free disk space; 1.7 additional for the All Sky Image Link (downloadable separately)

  • A well-ventilated project case for the Raspberry Pi.  So far in testing we have not found that a fan is necessary.

  • An optional external 9-pin serial port

  • Mouse or other pointing device

  • Keyboard