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Requirements for RStudio Workbench#

We recommend viewing our Platform Support page, which offers an in-depth overview of RStudio's Platform Support strategy and lists our supported operating systems and browsers.

Supported x86-64 Linux distributions#

  • RHEL/CentOS Linux 7
  • RHEL 8
  • Ubuntu Linux 18, 20, and 22
  • Debian Linux 10 and 11
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP3 / openSUSE 15.3
  • Amazon Linux 2


Knowledge of Linux systems and root privileges at installation and runtime, is required. For additional information about RStudio root and privilege requirements, see the RStudio Professional Product Root & Privileged Requirements support article.

  • 4+ CPUs
  • 8+ GB of RAM
  • 100+ GB of disk storage

Via information provided from our licensing vendor, Linux hardware should be from within the past 8-10 years. Hardware outside of that range may not be supported and therefore, none of the RStudio licensed products will work on older CPUs. Additional information is provided here.

Browser requirements#

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
IE 11 - End of Support

Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported by RStudio server products.

On August 17, 2020, Microsoft announced that they would be gradually ending support for IE 11 over the subsequent 12 months. We will continue to offer support services for RStudio professional products to customers with a valid subscription until August 17, 2021. The existing RStudio Team products (RStudio Workbench, RStudio Connect, and RStudio Package Manager) have all been tested and support IE 11; however, no new products will be tested against IE 11 -- even those released before 8/17/2021. We encourage our customers using IE 11 to migrate to a supported browser as described in our platform support documentation before Microsoft ends support for it in August.

Please see our Platform Support page for a list of supported browsers.