A licensed CD-ROM or diskette of MicroType is available on Amazon.com for both Windows and Mac. A demo of MicroType is available on the official website at MicroType.SWLearning.com. SWLearning has since released the more fully featured MicroType 4 and MicroType 5. Although it is now outdated, MicroType 3 is still available to download from Software Informer.
On MicroType's website, there is a direct download to a demo version of MicroType 4 in a compressed .zip file. MicroType requires a computer with at least a dual-core processor, 128MB of ram and 350GB of disk space. The Windows version runs on all versions since Windows 98.
MicroType also has a Mac version of its software. The demo for MicroType Mac is available on its website, and runs on any Mac with 32MB of RAM and a system version 8.2 or higher.
MicroType Mac and Windows licenses are sold on Amazon.com from $60 in the form of physical CDs and 3.5-inch disks. There is no way to legitimately get MicroType without using a CD or diskette, mostly because of the software's age. MicroType was one of the first PC typing tutor programs and has since become nearly obsolete. As of 2015, there are numerous other free and higher-quality typing tutor programs, such as NCH Keyblaze and TypingMaster Pro.