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Software on Virtual DICE

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The software that's included in Virtual DICE is a subset of the software on DICE. Some DICE software is simply too big to fit. Other software has had to be excluded from Virtual DICE for legal reasons, or because it doesn't make sense to run it in a virtual machine: for example Adobe Acrobat Reader; Adobe Flash Player; Google Chrome; Maple; Matlab; Webots.

Software updates

If you're already using the latest Virtual DICE, here's how to keep it up to date with the software we recommend.

Note that this will only work when your host computer is on the Informatics network - meaning that it must be either using the Informatics ⇒ OpenVPN service, or connected by a network cable to an Informatics network port.

sudo om client run

Wait a few seconds, then:

sudo om file configure
sudo om apt run -- -t

The last of these commands does a dry run of the software update. If the software changes look OK to you, go ahead and do them for real by typing:

sudo om apt run

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