Tails works on most reasonably recent computers, say manufactured after 2005. Here is a detailed list of requirements:
- Either an internal or external DVD reader or the possibility to boot from a USB stick or SD card.
- Tails requires an x86
compatible processor: IBM PC compatible and others but not PowerPC nor ARM. Mac computers are IBM PC
compatible since 2006.
Note: Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit processor.
- 2 GB of RAM to work smoothly. Tails is known to work with less memory but you might experience strange behaviours or crashes.
See the known hardware compatibility issues.