For Windows computers, the suggested minimum requirement is:
The actual memory requirements will depend on the size of image loaded into MicroView. Under 32-bit Windows (XP/Vista/Win7), the maximum file size that can be loaded is 854 MB, so roughly 1-2 GB of RAM is recommended for normal use. See this note for additional information on how to improve MicroView memory performance under Windows XP. For 64-bit version of MicroView, maximum image size is limited by the amount of system RAM and graphics texture memory.
For Linux computers, MicroView’s computer and memory requirements are identical to the Windows requirements, listed above. 32-bit application memory performance is typically better under Linux than Windows.
For Macintosh computers, MicroView requires a minimum of:
The user installing MicroView must have administrator privileges on the system where it will be installed.
The maximum file size limitation noted above for Windows does not exist for the Macintosh version of MicroView. The maximum file size is constrained by the available memory.