LOUD (LCSEE Optimized Ubuntu Distribution) is a modified version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution used within West Virginia University's computer science department. In addition to the standard Ubuntu packages, LCSEE Systems also maintains several packages containing software and scripts for use in the department's classes.
LOUD started after a decision was made to give the LCSEE teaching and open-use computer labs an easily maintained standard development environment. The LOUD platform is available in the department's computing facilities, on Shell Servers, and for installation on personally-owned computers.
LOUD Open Virtualization Appliance (OVA)
The following tutorial describes the process for installing LOUD as a virtual machine using Oracle Virtualbox as a hypervisor. Please follow the tutorial below to install LOUD.
LOUD using VirtualBox Installation
UpdatingYour LOUD VM will only update if you leave the VM running. To update manually, open a Terminal and run
Advanced users may choose to LOUDify an existing installation of Ubuntu 16.04. You may find those instructions on our LOUDify page.