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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Installing ROS on a virtual machine

As we know, complete ROS support is only available on Ubuntu and Debian distributions. If we are Windows or macOS X users and we don't want to change the operating system of our computer to Ubuntu, we can use tools such as VMware or VirtualBox to help us to virtualize a new operating system on our computers.

VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a single PC. It is commercial software but also has free product trials and demos (https://www.vmware.com/in.html).

Alternatively, VirtualBox is a free and open source hypervisor for x86 computers that can be installed on several host operating systems, including Linux, macOS, Windows, Solaris, ...

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