[Numpy-discussion] VMWare Virtual Appliance of Ubuntu with numpy, scipy, matplotlib, and ipython available

Alex alex.liberzon at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 05:34:50 EDT 2007

I run VMWare Player and it works fine - easy to setup and easy to
setup a Matlab replacement. I only wonder how to transfer files
between the Windows XP and the Ubuntu VM?


On Jun 10, 9:27 pm, "Bill Baxter" <wbax... at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those who are not aware, I have just discovered that the graphics
> performance of VMWare Player is *MUCH* better than that of VMWare
> Server.  The latter is apparently optimized for disconnected headless
> operation and access via a network, and so it uses some heavyweight
> remote protocol for all graphics, while the former is optimized for
> local, interactive use and basic desktop graphics are quite zippy.
> On the other hand, VMWare Tools doesn't seem to be available under
> Player.  Fortunately, Player seems to be able to work with VMWare
> Tools that were installed under Server.
> Unfortunately Server and Player can't both be installed at the same
> time.  And Player can't create new VM's.  So maybe the best bet is to
> install Server first, create any new VMs you want to create, set them
> up with the VMWare Tools, then switch to VMWare Player to get the
> improved graphics performance.  VMWare Player can use the vm's created
> by Server just fine.
> --bb
> On 6/10/07, Andrew Straw <straw... at astraw.com> wrote:
> > This is a note to announce the availability of a VMWare Virtual
> > Appliance with Ubuntu linux with numpy, scipy, matplotlib, and ipython
> > installed.
> > This should make it relatively easy to try out the software. The VMWare
> > Player and VMWare Server are available for no cost from
> >http://www.vmware.com/products/player/and
> >http://www.vmware.com/products/server/
> > The download URL is:
> >http://mosca.caltech.edu/outgoing/Ubuntu%207.04%20for%20scientific%20...
> > The username is "ubuntu" and the password is "abc123". The network will
> > share the host's interface using NAT. The md5sum is
> > 4191e13abda1154c94e685ffdc0f829b.
> > I have updatedhttp://scipy.org/Downloadwith this information.
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