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Compatibility with Operating Systems
What is an operating system? An operating system runs the hardware, software and other programs found on a computer. It performs basic tasks such as recognizing input from the keyboard, creates an output displayed on the monitor, manages files and directories on the hard disk and controls other hardware such as disk drives and printers.
What is the benefit of being compatible with multiple operating systems? This gives the user greater peace of mind in knowing that the Brother Label Printer will be compatible with the users existing systems
Windows Vista™ What operating system is each model compatible with?

QL-500 QL-570 QL-650TD QL-1050 QL-1060N
Windows
Windows 2000 Pro Y Y Y Y Y
Windows XP Y Y Y Y Y
Windows Vista Yes - Vista Compatible Software available from Brother Solution Center Y Yes - Vista Compatible Software available from Brother Solution Center Yes - Vista Compatible Software available from Brother Solution Center Y
Mac
Mac 10.1 Y N Y Y N
Mac 10.3.9 Y Y Y Y N
Mac 10.4.4 Y Y Y Y Y
Mac 10.4.7 Power PC Y Y Y Y Y
Mac 10.4.10   Y     Y
Compatibility when a new version of Windows is released by Microsoft? When Microsoft releases a new version of Windows our R&D team ensures we will provide our users with the appropriate patch software to ensure it is compatible. This patch software is available from our support website. For more information please click here.
*Windows Vista™ is either a registered trademark or trademark of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.