Here is my workflow after creating a folder and cd'ing into it:
$ virtualenv venv --distributeNew python executable in venv/bin/pythonInstalling distribute.........done.Installing pip................done.$ source venv/bin/activate(venv)$ python
You forgot to do source bin/activate where source is a executable name.Struck me first few times as well, easy to think that manual is telling "execute this from root of the environment folder".
No need to make activate executable via chmod.
You can do
or just go to the directory