Requirements for Visual Studio Code

Hardware

Visual Studio Code is a small download (< 200 MB) and has a disk footprint of < 500 MB. VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware.

We recommend:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM

Platforms

VS Code is supported on the following platforms:

  • OS X El Capitan (10.11+)
  • Windows 8.0, 8.1 and 10, 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Linux (Debian): Ubuntu Desktop 16.04, Debian 9
  • Linux (Red Hat): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, Fedora 34

Additional Linux requirements

  • GLIBCXX version 3.4.21 or later
  • GLIBC version 2.17 or later

For a list of currently known issues, see our FAQ.