|Operating System||First Available||Microsoft Support||Our Support||First DSPCB|
|Windows 8||Oct-12||October 2017*||Jun-18||V4|
|Windows 10||Jul-15||October 2025||June 2026||V7.2|
DesignSpark PCB from Version 4 onwards is fully supported under Microsoft Windows 8 in both 32- and 64-bit variants.
As an official Microsoft Development Partner, we are privileged to be constantly provided with the latest operating systems under the Partner Programme scheme. This is a continual scheme with regular updates, allowing us to get a head start on checking out new versions for likely issues, and make the appropriate changes in our software ahead of the official releases of the operating system.
Please note that we can only provide support for DesignSpark PCB on the official released version of Windows 8 from Microsoft, and not any beta-test, preview or other pre-release versions of the operating system.
You may find that earlier versions of DesignSpark PCB will work on Windows 8 but we are only able to offer immediate 'critical' fixes for any Windows 8 specific problems if these can be reproduced in DesignSpark PCB V4.
Linux & Mac users and enthusiasts
We do have lots of users successfully running DesignSpark PCB on Linux under applications like Wine and also on Mac’s using “Crossover” or “Play On Mac” type programmes. We know it can be a bit clunky, but it works pretty well!
See this Tutorial on how to run DSPCB on Mac using Crossover (by our user JT177)
As you know, our tool and community is completely free, and we don’t bombard you with advertising. We acknowledge that some of our users would like a native Mac or Linux version, in fact , we want one too! Despite being relatively new, DesignSpark PCB is built up of 20 years of windows based development. This therefore makes it difficult to easily transfer to other operating systems, and would cost a sizeable chunk of money to develop. So right now, we’d rather spend the available budget we have in improving the features and benefits of the Windows based tool we have and improvements to our DesignSpark Community Website.Follow
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