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Technology Requirements
In order to experience the best that USDA.gov has to offer, follow these guidelines. These technology suggestions feature the minimum system requirements for optimum viewing.
 Operating Systems

The minimum requirements for USDA.gov supported operating systems are as follows.

  • Microsoft Windows (95/98, NT, 2000, XP)
  • Macintosh (OS 8.5+, OS 9.x, OS X)
  • UNIX/Linux
 Resolution and Color

Resolution: For the best viewing experience, screen resolution should be at 800 x 600 pixels or higher.

Color: The minimum color bit depth should be at least 16-bit.

 Web Browsers

The following web browsers are supported by USDA.gov.

  • Netscape Version 4.7x +
  • Internet Explorer Version 5.x+
  • Safari Version 1.0 (Macintosh)+

Users with uncommon applications, such as AOL, Opera, Mozilla, etc., may experience minor differences in look and feel since all browsers do not follow the W3C guidelines to exact specifications for HTML, XML, etc.

 Download Internet ExplorerThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Download NetscapeThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Download SafariThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Download AdobeThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Download Windows Media PlayerThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
 Download Adobe Flash PlayerThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.