STEP 1: Download/Install VirtualBox 5.0.0 from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.0/VirtualBox-5.0.0-101573-Win.exe
STEP 2: Download/Install Debian 8.1 GNU/Linux from https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/. Detailed Instructions to install Debian 8.1 on VirtualBox VM are at http://www.networkworld.com/article/2937148/linux/how-to-install-debian-linux-8-1-in-a-virtualbox-vm.html
STEP 3: Launch VirtualBox and start Debian 8.1 GNU/Linux VM
STEP 4: Launch new Console (command-line Window) to get Linux command prompt. Now, you are ready to try out examples from the book on a Windows Machine.