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They are all compatible with Win 8 (except for Phoenix, which is no longer being developed), but you will almost certainly need to update your graphics card drivers.  There is one major exception, however.  Some older Intel graphics chips will not support OpenGL (the graphics system that is the basis for Second Life) on Windows 8at all.  Here's the word from Intel:

"Intel has no plans to release Windows 8 graphics drivers for the following Intel Graphics Controllers. However, updates for these graphics controllers may be available through Microsoft Windows Update*.
Desktop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Laptop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Netbook and Tablet Graphics

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Intel® GMA 3150)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (Intel® GMA 600)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500"

If your laptop has one of those older Intel chips and you cannot find drivers in Microsoft Windows Update, you are out of luck.

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They are all compatible with Win 8 (except for Phoenix, which is no longer being developed), but you will almost certainly need to update your graphics card drivers.  There is one major exception, however.  Some older Intel graphics chips will not support OpenGL (the graphics system that is the basis for Second Life) on Windows 8at all.  Here's the word from Intel:

"Intel has no plans to release Windows 8 graphics drivers for the following Intel Graphics Controllers. However, updates for these graphics controllers may be available through Microsoft Windows Update*.
Desktop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Laptop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Netbook and Tablet Graphics

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Intel® GMA 3150)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (Intel® GMA 600)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500"

If your laptop has one of those older Intel chips and you cannot find drivers in Microsoft Windows Update, you are out of luck.

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Any viewer/client will operate with w8. Simply put, all the clients are based on the same coding. Just with differences in the way it is used and adapted (UI wise and such)

 

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Intel chipsets suck to begin with period...whoever is still playing with a old intel driven gpu should really just buy a new computer lol!

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