Fing for Desktop runs on
- Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- OS X Leopard (Intel), Snow Leopard and Lion
- Debian 5.0, Ubuntu 8.x, CentOS 5.0, Fedora 10, Slackware and Gentoo, both 32 and 64 bit platforms.
You don't need to be a Network Administrator nor a Domain Administrator to run Fing. An administrative user account is required to install and run the software; this is a security restriction enforced on every operating system to make sure the network is appropriately protected.
- On Windows, you must be logged as a User having Local Administrator privileges. If you are unsure of your user type, click on
Start | Settings | Control Panel | User accounts. A dialog will popup and you shall see the account's type (Standard or Administrator). You must be an Administrator.
- On OS X, you must be logged as a User having Administrator privileges. If you are unsure of your user type, click on your User Name in the menubar and select "Account Preferences...". A dialog will prompt a list of all users and types (Standard, Admin, System). You must be either Admin or System.
- On Linux, you must be logged as the
rootuser. Other equally-powerful accounts and the installation through
sudocommand are correct, too.