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    Supported Platforms

    Mono has support for both 32 and 64 bit systems on a number of architectures as well as a number of operating systems.

    Supported Operating Systems

    Operating Systems

    Supported Architectures

    Mono has both an optimizing just-in-time (JIT) runtime and a interpreter runtime. The interpreter runtime is far less complex and is primarily used in the early stages before a JIT version for that architecture is constructed. The interpreter is not supported on architectures where the JIT has been ported.

    Supported Architectures Runtime Operating system
    s390, s390x (32 and 64 bits) JIT Linux
    SPARC (32) JIT Solaris, Linux
    PowerPC JIT Linux, Mac OSX, Wii, PlayStation 3
    x86 JIT Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OS X, Android
    x86-64: AMD64 and EM64T (64 bit) JIT Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OS X
    IA64 Itanium2 (64 bit) JIT Linux
    ARM: little and big endian JIT Linux (both old and new ABI), iPhone, Android
    Alpha JIT not maintained. Linux
    MIPS JIT Linux
    HPPA JIT not maintained Linux

    Note that the Alpha, MIPS, ARM big-endian and HPPA architectures are community-supported and may not be as complete as the other architectures.

    Support for SPARC64 works in older versions of Mono, but not in the recent versions.

    Packages for most platforms are available from the Downloads page.

    Embedded systems

    To make mono more suitable for some architectures used as embedded systems have a look at the Small footprint page.