Minimum Hardware Specs

  • OS: Windows XP or Mac OS X (or higher)
  • Processor: Pentium 3 500 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB
  • Audio: Sound card with speakers and microphone (or headset)
  • Video: 1024×768 resolution at 256-bit color
  • CD-ROM: 12x
  • Browser: IE 6.0 or greater (highly recommended), Netscape 7.1, Safari 2.0, Firefox 1.5
  • Internet: 33.6k Dial-up (Broadband recommended as the content was designed for this. The user experience may be diminished on dial-up.)
  • Headset or Speakers: (World Language courses require a microphone)

Minimum Peripheral Specs

  • Printer: Color compatible
  • Scanner: 8 bit / 200 DPI
  • Fax: Not required if family has an email account
  • Copy: Required
  • Monitor: 1024×768 resolution

Minimum Software Required (Free)

 Miscellaneous Topics

  • If students have a dial-up modem Internet connection, an extra phone line is needed for each additional computer in order to access the OLS.
  • If students have a cable or DSL Internet connection, a router or other network device is needed to enable an Internet connection to all of the computers.
  • Maintenance is required for each computer, including software upgrades and regular computer virus checks.

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