Learning your way around a new software stack is challenging enough without having to spend multiple cycles on the install process. Instead, we have packaged such stacks into pre-built Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances that you can download, install, and experience as a single unit. Just downloaded/assemble the files, import into VirtualBox (available for free), import, and go (but not for production use or redistribution)!
Some of these VMs are designed to support Developer Day workshops, and have specific hands on labs embedded in them, but they're available to all. Just be sure to install VirtualBox first.
VirtualBox is powerful Cross-platform Virtualization Software for x86-based systems.
"Cross-platform" means that it installs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris x86 computers. And "Virtualization Software" means that you can create and run multiple Virtual Machines, running different operating systems, on the same computer at the same time. For example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac, run Linux and Solaris on your Windows PC, or run Windows on you Linux systems.
Oracle VM VirtualBox is also available as Open Source or pre-built Binaries for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris. GET IT HERE.
Kris Rice spends a lot of time grooming this little virtual environment...see all the exercises and tutorials he has included and let us know what you think!
Ciao for Now!