Operating system and hardware requirements

Help & Troubleshooting

We work hard to make sure Synergy works on the latest operating systems, but we understand that many of our users still have legacy hardware that they need to use.

There are also some hardware requirements for Synergy:

  • An Ethernet or Wi-Fi network connection where both computers can see each other.
  • Each computer must have its own screen or screens (there is no video sharing feature).

Latest operating systems

We support the latest operating systems.

Windows

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10

macOS

  • macOS Monterey 12
  • macOS Big Sur 11
  • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13

Linux

Right now we only support X11 (not Wayland yet), but we do aim to support Wayland in future.

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (see workaround)
  • Ubuntu 21.04
  • Ubuntu 20.10
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Debian 10
  • Debian 9
  • CentOS 8
  • CentOS 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Fedora 34
  • Fedora 33

A large number of Linux distributions are supported through our Flatpak installer, including Arch Linux.

Raspberry Pi

  • Raspberry Pi OS

Legacy operating systems

These operating systems are not officially supported by the very latest builds but may still work well on older builds, since Synergy has been around since 2001. If you're a business customer, and you require support for legacy operating systems, let's talk about Synergy Business.

Windows

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

macOS (previously Mac OS X)

  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

Linux

While we don't officially support 32-bit Linux in our latest builds, we are able to offer older builds from our archive.

Other resources

If you're using a vintage operating system (a really old operating system used on vintage computer hardware), maybe Synergy Vintage could be of interest.

Talk to a human

If this article didn't help, you can talk to someone on our support team (unless we sent you here, in which case please reply via the ticket you already have open).

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