Ubuntu 15.10 for Digital Humanities

Note: Because of the size of this file, I recommend downloading it once and distributing it to classes using USBs or another mechanism. If you would prefer I use a smaller Linux distribution instead Ubuntu, leave a comment.

Ubuntu is an open source Linux-based operating system that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud. The .ova file should be downloaded to your desktop, and opened / imported using Virtualbox. You should also install the Virtualbox extension pack. Useful digital humanities virtualmachines are pre-installed on the virtual machine. A virtual machine like this one can be usefuyl for development but is probably most useful for teaching, so whole classes can be gicen the same toolkit, reducing the need for multiple application installs across different operating systems. There are many alternatives to Ubuntu, which has been chosen because it is likely to be one of the first Linux distributions studnets will encounter. The following virtualmachines are installed (see the ReadMe for more information):

  • Omeka
  • Wordpress
  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • Gimp
  • 7Zip
  • Kiki regular expression tester
  • Geany IDE
  • Bluefish Web Development Editor
  • IDLE (Python 3)
  • R Studio (R)
  • Spyder 3 (Python 3)
  • Pip3 (Python 3)
  • Jupyter (To start, open a terminal and type 'jupyter notebook')

Server: Apache 2.4.12, MySQL 5.6, PHP 5.6.11

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