Getting Started guide
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Getting Started/Hardware

The Basics
   • System Requirements
   • Creating an Basic Account
   • Being Spawned
   • The Freebie Trail
   • Looking Good
   • Learning the Client
   • Help Islands

Current minimum requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System:Windows XP (Service Pack 2)Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better
Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better1 GHz G4 or better
Computer Memory: 256MB or better512MB or better
Video/Graphics Card:nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better
nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better

OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

In addition, you will need an internet connection that uses DSL or Cable. No support for Vista currently exists.

For using voice, a microphone is required to speak, and in addition, more bandwidth. To see inworld media, Quicktime must be installed. For the Windlight viewer, a more powerful graphics card is required. look up

Assuming that all of the above holds true, you can go to for the software needed to use Second Life. For the adventurous, there is even an alpha test version for Linux users. Many people use the open source client from Nikolaz Beresford. This replaces release 1.18.x with a more stable browser.

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