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Requirements for Posit Workbench#

RStudio is now Posit!

Our professional products have been renamed to Posit Connect, Posit Workbench, Posit Package Manager, Posit Cloud, and Posit Academy so it’s easier for folks to understand that we support more than just R. Please review our Blog post/FAQ to answer commonly asked questions about the rebrand.

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

Supported x86-64 Linux distributions#

  • RHEL/CentOS Linux 7
  • RHEL 8 and 9
  • Ubuntu Linux 18, 20, and 22
  • Debian Linux 10 and 11
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP4 / openSUSE 15.4
  • Amazon Linux 2


Knowledge of Linux systems and root privileges at installation and runtime, is required. For additional information about root and privilege requirements, see the 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/Posit licensed products will work on older CPUs. Additional information is provided here.


For a list of ports that are used by Workbench, see the Networking page.

Browser requirements#

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox