CANVAS runs well on any modern hardware. The simple question is to ask yourself how well your hardware runs your chosen operating system. If your hardware runs your OS well, then CANVAS will run well. Here are some minimum specs for the cautions.
- 1.2ghz processor
- Chip architecture/OS must have Python 2.5 or greater support
- 1GB RAM
- 250mb free HD space
- Good Linux drivers for wired/wireless cards
CANVAS is written and designed to be run on Linux. While Windows and OSX are supported platforms, Linux is where CANVAS really shines. If you are tied to Windows as part of corporate IT policy, CANVAS also runs well in a VM (see the requirements above). For Linux, any modern desktop distribution with solid package management will work. We recommend: