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  • Is my data stored in the cloud?

    No, your data is stored locally in your Documents folder (unless you have changed the default library folder).

  • Is my data encrypted?

    No, Stacks does not encrypt your data although the operating system might have a default file system encryption option enabled.

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Only 64bit binaries are provided for OS X, and the minimum OS X version supported is OS X 10.9.


Works on Windows 7 and later, older OS versions are not supported. Both x86 and amd64 (x64) binaries are provided for Windows and it is not supported in the ARM version of Windows.


Whether the prebuilt binary can run on a distribution depends on whether the distribution includes the libraries that Stacks is linked to on the building platform, so only Ubuntu 18.04 is guaranteed to work, but the following platforms are also verified to be able to run:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and newer
  • Fedora 24 and newer
  • Debian 8 and newer
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Requires macOs, Windows
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