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Creating Development Environments with Vagrant by Michael Peacock

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Getting installed

Now that we know the software, which we need in order to get Vagrant running on our machine, let's start installing VirtualBox (so that we can use Vagrant's built-in VirtualBox provider) and Vagrant itself.

Installing VirtualBox

VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) is an open source tool sponsored by Oracle, which lets you create, manage, and use virtual machines on your own computer.

VirtualBox is a graphical program, which lets you visually create virtual machines, allocate resources, load external media such as operating system CDs, and view the screen of the virtual machine. Vagrant wraps on top of this and provides an intuitive command-line interface along with integration of additional tools (including provisioners such ...

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