As ReactOS is still in alpha stage development, we encourage would-be testers to first try it out on a virtual machine before taking the plunge with real hardware. Of course regardless of whether you do a physical or virtual install there are some basic requirements to keep in mind.
- x86 processor, Pentium-class or newer
- 96MB of RAM, 256MB recommended
- 650MB of free space minimum, 5GB+ recommended if you intend to do testing
- VGA compatible graphics card, VESA BIOS 2.0+
For virtual machines, the team recommends the following.
|Easy to use open source solution||Tried and true industry standard||Lightweight and ready out of the box|
Of course once you're ready to dig deeper we recommend checking the wiki for a more detailed guide.