As a few of you may have noticed already, we’ve updated our System Requirements Page. We have made a handful of changes, but the most significant is support for Windows Vista. This has been a long time coming and we are very excited to finally announce it!
Whether you have Vista or not, please review the new requirements page to verify support for your current setup. More Vista info after the cut…
What does support for Vista mean?
It means that we have tested the Second Life Viewer on Windows Vista and will now include Windows Vista in our QA qualification of future viewers. It also means that you can now run the Second Life Viewer on Windows Vista using one of the video cards listed on the System Requirements Page. There is one major caveat. Microsoft ships Windows Vista with their own version of the graphics card drivers for each card. In order to run Second Life successfully, you will need to update your drivers to the latest version distributed by the manufacturer.
Again, we know that you have been asking for this for quite some time and we are very happy to finally be able to do it.