Minimum system requirements for Daily Kos
Daily Kos updates its website features to keep pace with user expectations, accessibility guidelines, security concerns, and market pressures. We make every effort to enable users to view and participate in our website across many different devices and platforms, in accordance with the parameters above.
The following list characterizes the range of devices, operating systems, and browsers we currently support (that is, the range of devices, etc, on which we test our code changes). As a general guideline, it is worth keeping in mind that if an operating system is no longer updated by its manufacturer, then we do not support it either. Please note as well that we do not test on Linux machines.
Win 10: Edge; Firefox; Chrome (latest versions). IE11 is no longer being updated by Microsoft, and we no longer test our updates on that browser.
Mac: OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) and later, for Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
We don't actively test Opera, but it usually works if these other browsers do. Please note that browsers with built-in privacy protections are often incompatible with Daily Kos.
As a rough guide, please assume again that we no longer test on the versions that the manufacturers do not maintain. Thus, the oldest version of iOS we support is 12.5. For Androids, it's Android 8.1 (though not for much longer) and Samsung Galaxy 9. These do change, so best to consult the manufacturers' sites for the latest news.
Alternatives for mobile device users
You can install an RSS reader if you don't already have one and view Daily Kos content through it. If you need a reader, there are some free or inexpensive ones available via the App Store/Google Play. When you search for RSS readers, you'll see a large array of them. The information displayed about each will include ratings, features, and operating system compatibility. Once you choose one and install it, then you can fetch Daily Kos through it. There is an RSS link at the bottom of the main footer and at the bottom of every individual group or user blog view.
What to check next
If you still have problems loading the site even if your setup is one we support, please see the two self-help steps linked below. A third resource offers tips for coping with limited bandwidth or an old computer.