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Listening Lab Requirements

The Online Interactive Listening Labs are designed to run on personal computers inside a browser, using your computer's sound system and a microphone.

If your computer can play sound, you will likely be able to run the listening labs: however, the Labs depend on your operating systems connection to the sound card and Flash 10.1, and relies on your microphone and sound capabilities.

Most of this functionality depends on the Flash Player 10. 1.


Adobe has tested Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software extensively on the following minimum hardware configurations:

  Microsoft® Windows® Mac OS X Linux® and Solaris™
Processor Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon® 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent) Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor1
800MHz or faster processor
Memory 128MB of RAM 128MB of RAM 512MB of RAM
Graphics memory 128MB of graphics memory2


Flash Player 10.1 is supported on the following desktop operating systems and browsers:

Platform Operating systems Browsers3
Windows Windows 7,
Windows Vista®,
Windows XP,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows 2000
Internet Explorer 6.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
Safari 3.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL 9.0 and above
Mac OS5 Mac OS X 10.6,
Mac OS X 10.5,
Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel),
Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC)6
Safari 3.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 and above
Linux7 Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later,
openSUSE® 11 or later,
Ubuntu 7.10 or later
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above4,
SeaMonkey 1.11 and above
Solaris Solaris™ 106 Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above


  1. Support for PowerPC-based computers will be discontinued in a release following Flash Player 10.1.
  2. Recommended for GPU hardware acceleration–dependent features. Flash Player will use software mode for systems that do not meet the system requirements.
  3. Flash Player supports browser versions listed when run on operating systems supported by the browser vendor.
  4. Beginning with Flash Player 10.1, Flash Player is integrated as part of Google Chrome.
  5. ATI Rage 128 GPU does not support full-screen mode with hardware scaling.
  6. Content protection using Adobe Flash Access is not available on this platform.
  7. Only Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is supported. Systems using OSS/ESD will not play audio. Only GTK2-based browser versions are supported.

Flash Player 10 is not available for Windows 98, Windows ME, Mac OS X v10.1–10.3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 operating systems.