Virtual Machine
The Njord Platform has only been tested on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, where Windows 10 is found to be by far the most stable. We therefore recommend running Windows 10, with Ubuntu 18.04 on a virtual machine for best performance. The installation guide includes instructions using VMware Workstation Player, which is free for any non-commercial applications. Alternatively, Ubuntu can be run on a separate computer, which will require some configuration of the network settings.
First, download the Ubuntu 18.04 .iso file which can be downloaded from
Download the VMware Workstation for Windows installer from this and follow the steps in the installer.
Run the program, select 'Create a New Virtual Machine' and choose the downloaded .iso file. Consider customizing the hardware settings (increasing available memory, for example) on the last step before completing the setup wizard.
Once the virtual machine has booted, open a terminal window and install the following dependencies.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install git python-pip
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