During the last weeks I advised some students that worked on building a simulation framework for my WiFi transceiver. It is really surprising how many students have problems using a compiler to install software that is not in the package manager.
To give them a head start, I created a virtual machine image based on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with a lot of software preinstalled. It’s mainly a development environment with everything compiled from git and installed in the users home; ready to adapt the gitconfig, hack, and make pull requests.
The VM is in OVA format, which is supposed to be understood by all main appliances. However, I only tested VirtualBox. (One student told me that he had to disable some hyper visor option to get it running.) You can download the image here. The login is user: project and password: project.