Following Operating systems are recommended for FRT:
1. Windows Xp Professional (with service pack 2):
-On FRT it is recommended to install windows XP professional operating system with service pack 2. Also remote desktop sharing should get enabled in windows xp operating system.
-For more details regarding how to enable remote desktop sharing visit following link: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-Remote-Desktop-Windows-XP-Pro.html

2. Oracle 8i: This is database management software which is required to installed with some oracle scripts