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Instant Google Compute Engine by Alexander Papaspyrou

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Installation

In four easy steps, you can install GCE and get it set up on your system.

Step 1 – what do I need?

Before you can use GCE, you will need to check that you have all of the required elements, as shown in the following list:

  • A Google account: If you do not already have one, you will have to sign up first at https://accounts.google.com/SignUp. If you happen to use Google Mail, your email address qualifies as a Google account already.
  • A desktop or laptop computer running Linux or Mac OS X: While running on Windows is possible (using Cygwin, http://www.cygwin.com), it is not recommended; a virtual machine will do as well. For beginners, Ubuntu Desktop (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) is a free and easy-to-use Linux flavor.
  • An installed ...

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