Tails works on most computers less than 10 years old.

Tails might not work on:

See the known hardware compatibility issues.

Hardware requirements:

  • The possibility to start from a USB stick or a DVD reader.

  • A 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor:

    • IBM PC compatible but not PowerPC nor ARM.
    • Mac computers are IBM PC compatible since 2006.
    • Tails does not run on most tablets and phones.
  • 2 GB of RAM to work smoothly.

    • Tails can work with less than 2 GB RAM but might behave strangely or crash.