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FAQ: System Requirements

What are the available platforms and system requirements for Sketchpad?

System Requirements

Sketchpad 5 is a downloadable application that can be installed over a network.


  • Pentium® based system or equivalent
  • Windows XP or later (including Vista and Windows 7)
  • 300 MB free disk space


  • Intel® based system
  • Mac OS® 10.4 or later
  • 300 MB free disk space


There is no Linux- or Unix-based version of Sketchpad available at the current time. However, JavaSketches created using Sketchpad for Macintosh or Sketchpad for Windows and JavaSketchpad can be used on any platform with a Java-capable Internet browser, including Linux and most Unix variants.

Key Curriculum Press also supports handheld versions of Sketchpad for the Texas Instruments TI-92 Plus, TI-89 Titanium, and TI Voyage 200 graphing calculators. System requirements and technical support for these products are available directly from Texas Instruments.