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:In this lab, you will first select and install a current distribution of Linux to be used as a host machine. You will NOT be required to setup Virtual Machines for this lab (that will be covered in a future lab). You will then setup your Python scripting environment on your host machine. This environment setup will include a user-friendly interactive Python environment called '''ipython''' plus other tools (such as '''git''', etc) to be used in later labs.