Flossy Tutorial


Oracle VirtualBox
Flossy Virtual Machine

System Requirements

OS: Windows, Linux, Macintosh, or Solaris
Disk Space: 3.2 GBs
Memory: 512 MiBs free (recommended)

What is a Virtual Machine?

VirtualBox is an application, just like Microsoft Word or Firefox, that runs on top of your computer’s operating system. It allows you to run a virtual computer as software on your operating system. In other words, you can run Windows on your physical computer, and have a virtual computer running Linux in a window on your desktop (picture).

Flossy Tutorials

Flossy is a virtual machine that includes Eclipse, named after the sheep in Michele Rousseau’s slides. It supports both C++ and Java programming for classes CS 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 4A, and 4B. Students may choose to install VirtualBox and Flossy as an easier alternative to installing Eclipse.

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