To see what comes in the box when you purchase an AD2 check out this unboxing.
It provides the User Interface for a 2 Channel Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Digital I/O and more. WaveForms 2015 is free to download, and Mac (Apple), Windows, and Linux compatible. This guide will go through installation of the software on Linux after downloading it from the website.
I'm using Fedora 21 and an Analog Discovery 2.
Step 1: Download WaveForms
Download the correct installation file for WaveForms depending on your distribution of Linux. The second image in this step shows which files are for which distributions.
Since I am using a 64 bit machine with Fedora, I will use the 64 bit RPM file.
Step 2: Download Adept
Step 3: Open the Adept File
Open the file you downloaded for Adept in the previous step.
Step 4: Click Install
Click Install on the window that pops up.
Step 5: Open the WaveForms File
Open the file you downloaded to install WaveForms.
Step 6: Click Install
Click Install in the window that pops up.
Step 7: Open WaveForms
Go to your Applications and open WaveForms.
Step 8: No Device
If you don't have an Analog Discovery 2 plugged in a window will pop up warning that no device was detected. That's okay.
Step 9: Run Demo Mode
The device manager will now open. Click on demo mode, and click select.
Step 10: Demo Mode Oscilloscope
If you don't have an Analog Discovery 2 yet that's okay. You can still run WaveForms 2015 in demo mode, so that you can get a feel for it.
Here is a shot of the demo oscilloscope displaying a sine and square wave.
Step 11: Plug in Analog Discovery 2
If you plug in the Analog Discovery 2 a window will pop up indicating that it was detected. Hit okay, and you are now connected.
Step 12: Device Manager
If you open the device manager, or you have the Analog Discovery 2 plugged in when WaveForms is opened, this window will appear. You select the Analog Discovery 2 just as you did for demo mode.
Now you are connected and good to go!
Now that you have WaveForms 2015 you can move onto calibrating your device.