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The Department of Computer Science provides an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine image that approximates the software environment found on the department's physical computers and login servers.
The current version of the UChicago CS VM is 201718.1-rc1. Download OVA file (5.7GB)
The VM has a
student account with password
uccs. This account has sudo privileges on the VM.
For instructions on how to run the VM, see Installing and Running the UChicago CS VM. We also have a FAQ with common issues.
Past VM images can be found in the VM Archive.