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Mention Erik Bray's SageMath installer for Windows

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The !SageAppliance is a virtual machine designed for running !SageMath in a virtual machine.  The !SageAppliance is a virtual appliance to run !SageMath in a virtual machine. 
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This gives a way to use !SageMath under Windows.  For a long period of time, this was the only way to use !SageMath under Windows. 
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Find the installation instructions  Note that since Sage 8.0, there is also a [[SageWindowsnative SageMath installer for Windows]], thanks to the work of Erik Bray (funded by [[https://opendreamkit.org/OpenDreamKit]], the Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructures project #676541). 
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* for [[SageAppliance/SageMath7SageMath 7.0 and higher]] * for [[SageAppliance/Sage5xor6xSage 5.0 to SageMath 6.10]] * for [[SageAppliance/Sage4Sage 4.x]] 
The purpose and features of the native !SageMath installer for Windows and of the !SageAppliance are slightly different: * The !SageMath installer for Windows * installs a version of !SageMath that runs natively in Windows; * has been reported to install easily and to work well; * does not provide a virtual machine running Ubuntu GNU/Linux; * does not allow installing extra packages, so far. * The !SageAppliance * provides a virtual machine running Ubuntu GNU/Linux; * allows to install extra packages; * allows to do development work on !SageMath. Installation instructions for the !SageAppliance are available here * for [[SageAppliance/SageMath7SageMath 7.0 and higher]] * for [[SageAppliance/Sage5xor6xSage 5.0 to !SageMath 6.10]] * for [[SageAppliance/Sage4Sage 4.x]] 
The SageAppliance is a virtual appliance to run SageMath in a virtual machine.
For a long period of time, this was the only way to use SageMath under Windows.
Note that since Sage 8.0, there is also a native SageMath installer for Windows, thanks to the work of Erik Bray (funded by OpenDreamKit, the Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructures project #676541).
The purpose and features of the native SageMath installer for Windows and of the SageAppliance are slightly different:
The SageMath installer for Windows
installs a version of SageMath that runs natively in Windows;
 has been reported to install easily and to work well;
 does not provide a virtual machine running Ubuntu GNU/Linux;
 does not allow installing extra packages, so far.
The SageAppliance
 provides a virtual machine running Ubuntu GNU/Linux;
 allows to install extra packages;
allows to do development work on SageMath.
Installation instructions for the SageAppliance are available here
General installation instructions are on SageAppliance/Installation.