How to install Python 3

You must have Python 3 to migrate to Braiins OS and run all the *.py scripts. This guide describes how to install Python 3 and other required tools.


Python is usually available by default, however, you might need to install virtualenv. Please refer to your distribution documentation for more details.


In order to get Python and Virtualenv, Homebrew is required. Homebrew requires Xcode. Install these tools using the following commands.

# install xcode
xcode-select --install

# install homebrew
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

# install python3
brew install python3

# install virtualenv
pip3 install virtualenv


On Windows, there are two options available:

1) Install Ubuntu on Windows and follow the standard Linux commands and procedures (recommended).

2) Install Python directly on Windows. In this case, some of the commands described in the Braiins OS documentation might not work or may require adjustments.

Option 1: Ubuntu on Windows

First, install Ubuntu on Windows 10 following this tutorial.

Then install the required packages by running the following commands in the Ubuntu terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3 python3-virtualenv

While using Ubuntu on Windows, follow the instructions for Linux.

Option 2: Install Python on Windows

Download and install Python

  1. Download Python (version 3.5.4 is recommended)
  2. Run the downloaded installer
  3. Click ‘Customize installation’
  4. Make sure that ‘pip’ is selected for installation
  5. Select ‘Add Python to environment variables’
  6. Finish the installation

Check if python is in your PATH

After the installation is complete, double check to make sure you see python in your PATH. You can find your path by opening your Control panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment Variables -> Selecting Path -> Edit.

Install the environment

Run command line (cmd) and install virtualenv.

pip install virtualenv

The output is expected to include:

Installing collected packages: virtualenv
Successfully installed virtualenv-16.0.0

Install virtualenvwrapper-win:

pip install virtualenvwrapper-win

The output is expected to include:

Installing collected packages: virtualenvwrapper-win
  Running install for virtualenvwrapper-win ... done
Successfully installed virtualenvwrapper-win-1.2.5