System Requirements Release Notes

  • Version: 1.1
  • Date: June 13, 2011

These release notes describe the WebEx 1.1 system requirements. The availability of some features depends on your account type and settings.

Cross Platform Support

Desktop
Windows Mac Linux
Version XP Vista 7 10.5 10.6 10.7 See Linux support
Internet Explorer 6 Partial No No No No No No
7 Yes Yes No No No No No
8 Yes Yes Yes No No No No
9 No No Yes No No No No
Firefox Latest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome Latest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Safari 4 No No No Yes Yes No No
5 No No No Yes Yes Yes No
5.1 No No No No Yes Yes No

System Requirements

Windows support

  • Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor. (2 GB of RAM recommended)
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Active X enabled and unblocked for Microsoft Internet Explorer (recommended)
  • Java 6.0

Mac support

  • Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or more recommended)
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled
  • Plug-ins enabled in Safari
  • Java 6.0

Linux support

WebEx will support any Linux distribution as long as it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Kernel: 2.6 or later
  • X Lib: X11R6 or later compatible
  • C++ Lib: libstdc++ 6
  • Desktop Environment: XFce 4.0 or later, KDE, Ximian, Gnome
  • GDK/GTK+ version: 2.0 or later
  • Glib: 2.0 or later
  • Sun Java 1.5

Known Issues / Limitations

This section contains known issues and limitations that affect WebEx.

Windows

  • Internet Explorer 6 is only partially supported

    Some content in the WebEx site may not render correctly and some functionality may not work properly when using Internet Explorer 6. It is highly recommended that you use one of the fully supported browsers listed in (Desktop)

  • Chat not available in Internet Explorer 7

    Users who sign in to their WebEx site using Internet Explorer 7 will not be able to sign in to Chat, and their presence will remain offline.

Mac

  • Animations and transition support for presentations.

    Animations and transitions are not supported when sharing Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote presentations

  • Productivity Tools

    WebEx Productivity Tools are not available for Mac users.

  • USB headset support

    Users using a USB headset to connect to audio using the computer may experience problems.

Linux

  • Webcam video available in view-only mode

    Users starting or joining a meeting on Linux are not able to share their webcam video; they are only able to see the current speaker video, if it is being shared.

  • Video file sharing support

    Users starting or joining a meeting on Linux are not able to share video files using real-time video file sharing and are not able to view video files shared by others using this streaming mechanism.

  • Productivity Tools

    WebEx Productivity Tools are not available for Linux users.

  • Invite by email

    Users starting a meeting as hosts on Linux are not able to invite users by email using the Invite & Remind dialog box. Integration with a local email application is not available.

  • Localization

    The WebEx Java application for Linux is available only in English.

  • Local Recording

    Local recording is not available on Linux.