Supported Operating Systems


Geneious/Geneious Prime may run on unsupported OS versions, however it is not tested on versions that are not listed below, and technical support may not be provided for issues that occur on systems other than those listed.

Supported operating systems for Geneious/Geneious Prime are:


Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.  Note that 32-bit Windows is not supported for Geneious Prime 2020 and above.

Note: These plugins are not supported on Windows: TopHat, Velvet Optimiser

Note: Use of Spades requires Windows 10 with the Development environment installed.


CentOS and Redhat 6 or higher, or Ubuntu Desktop LTS (16.04 and 18.0.4).  Note that 32-bit linux is not supported for Geneious R10 and above.  For further requirements for installing on Linux, please see Which linux configurations are supported?  


Supported Apple operating systems vary depending on the version of Geneious you are running, as follows:

Geneious Prime 2020: MacOS 10.11 and higher.

Geneious Prime 2019: MacOS 10.8 - 10.15*

Geneious R10 and R11:  MacOS 10.8 - 10.14 (see note below re: MacOS 10.15 Catalina)

Geneious R9: MacOS 10.6 - 10.14 (see note below re: MacOS 10.15 Catalina).  Users on OS 10.6 will need to install Java 6 from

Geneious 5.5-8.1:   Mac OS 10.6 - 10.11, requires installation of Java 6 from (10.6) or (10.7-10.11)

 *Only Geneious Prime 2019.2.3. onwards is fully compatible with MacOS Catalina.  Users on R9-R11 will need to download the Catalina Licensing Fix in order to run Geneious on this OS but may still encounter errors with some operations.  For full details on running Geneious on MacOS Catalina, see this post.  



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    This hasn't been updated for awhile.  Is CentOS 7 supported now?

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    This hasn't been updated for awhile.  Is CentOS 7 supported now?

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    Hilary Miller

    Centos 7 isn't officially supported just yet, but we're currently testing it and hope to be able to provide support for it soon.

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    Oswaldo Javier Solano Morales

    Hi! support windows server 2008-2012 ?

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    Moreland Gibbs

    Yes, you should be able to run it on Windows Server, although we don't specifically test on this OS. Note that if you are going to run it from a server you must use VNC to access it from your terminals, as you must have a graphical interface. You cannot run Geneious from the command line.