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System Requirements


Operating Systems and Browsers

To work in The Canadian Neighbourhood, your computer must meet at least the 56 Kps (kilobits per second) connection speed and be using one of the following operating system and browser configurations.

Operating Systems Browsers


XP, Vista,
Windows 7

Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0

Firefox 3.x


10.5x, 10.6

Safari 5.0

To check your operating system, turn on your computer and look for information on your operating system as the computer boots up. You can also find this information in your computer settings. For example, if you have a PC you can look at "View System Information" in "My Computer," which is accessible from the Start menu.

If you are unsure of the browser version you are using, launch the browser and select Help from the menu bar. Next, select "About Browser" (the browser name and the exact wording of the selection will vary) and a window will open with your browser name and version.

Cookies and JavaScript options

The Canadian Neighbourhood may use both cookies and JavaScript technology. (Cookies provide a way for the website to identify users and keep track of their preferences.) Both of these features must be turned on in your browser and are usually enabled by default. See your browser Help for instructions on how to view or change these browser options.

Pop-up windows

Some features of this website display in a pop-up browser window. If you are using a browser that offers pop-up control or are running an add-on program to control pop-ups, you may need to take steps to use such features. The steps to take depend on the browser or add-on program you are using. Back to top


You will need the following applications to use The Canadian Neighbourhood. Depending on the content at your site, you may also need to download one or more free plug-ins (such as Adobe® Reader®, Macromedia® Flash™, or Macromedia Shockwave®). You can use the Browser Tune-Up to check whether a plug-in is installed. If it not, or you need to upgrade your version, you can follow links to download it.

Application Name PC Version Mac Version

Adobe Flash Player



Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer



Adobe Reader





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Browser Tune-Up

The Browser Tune-Up utility will tell you whether or not media players and plug-in programs are present on your computer and, when they are present, whether they are up to date.

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