Installing the Virtual Machine
Beside the mathematical theory the lecture teaches a basic knowledge about Linux and typical development tool. We provide a virtual machine to provide the same initial situation to all participants. The virtual machine contains the current version of LUbuntu, an Ubuntu derivate. All program that are used in the lecture are installed.
Virtual Box is a virtualization software developed by Oracle. It allows to install different operating system inside an existing one. Virtual Box is free and is available for for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, FreeBSD and Solaris.
The current version can be downloaded from https://www.virtualbox.org. Please install it on your computer. Additional setup instructions are available on the Virtual Box website. If you install it on Windows, let the setup options untouched.
The LUbuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine
The virtual machine is provided in the OVA-format. This can be used with other virtualization tools like VMWare too. It contains a virtual harddisk with the 32 bit version of LUbuntu 14.04.
Download: lubuntu-14.04.ova (file was removed. See updated version in latest term)
The virtual machine is imported to Virtual Box using "File -> Import Appliance..."
The following user account exists in the virtual machine: