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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming by Enrique Fernández, Aaron Martinez

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How to install VirtualBox and Ubuntu

VirtualBox is a general-purpose, full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop, and embedded use. VirtualBox is free and supports all the major operating systems and pretty much every Linux flavor out there.

As we recommend the use of Ubuntu, you perhaps don't want to change the operating system of your computer. Tools such as VirtualBox exist for this purpose and help us virtualize a new operating system on our computer without making any changes to the original.

In the upcoming sections, we are going to show how to install VirtualBox and a new installation of Ubuntu. Further, with this virtual installation, you could have a clean installation to restart your development machine if you have ...

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