Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

April 30, 2017

NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop
NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows NuTyX Linux 9.0 installation with GNOME Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on NuTyX Linux 9.0. This tutorial is also helpful to install NuTyX 9.0 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools on NuTyX Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download NuTyX Linux 9.0 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start NuTyX Linux Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and GNOME Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on NuTyX
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools
  7. NuTyX Linux 9.0 Short Overview

Installing NuTyX  9.0 with GNOME and Apps on VMware Workstation



NuTyX 9.0 New Features and Improvements

NuTyX is based on Linux From Scratch (LFS) and features a custom software manager called "cards". The new release NuTyX 9.0 features some of the latest software (Linux 4.10, Plasma 5.9, GNOME 3.22, MATE 1.16 and Python 3.6) and now supports booting on UEFI-enabled hardware. Available graphical interfaces are: kde5, gnome, mate, xfce4, lxde, flwm, jwm, ratpoison, blackbox, fluxbox, openbox, bspwm, icewm, twm, etc. The new ISOs can be launch on UEFI machines If you have a UEFI compatible computer, you can now install NuTyX in UEFI mode. If it's your case, the installer will guide the user to make the right choices during installation and the UEFI will take care of booting the machine, no other boot managers are needed by default.
NuTyX Linux Website: https://www.nutyx.org/

What is GNOME Desktop?

GNOME is a desktop environment that is composed entirely of free and open-source software. GNOME was originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. Its target operating system is Linux, but it is also supported on most derivatives of BSD. GNOME is developed by the GNOME Project, which is composed of both volunteers and paid contributors.
GNOME Website: https://www.gnome.org/

GNOME 3 Desktop Minimum System Requirements

  1. 1 GHz processor
  2. 1 GB RAM
  3. 7 GB of hard-drive space
  4. VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
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April 29, 2017

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation
Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.9 (OEL 6.9) on physical computer or laptop hardware or server. We also install VMware Tools on Oracle Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Oracle Linux 6.9 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Oracle Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Oracle Linux 6.9 on VMware Workstation



What is Oracle Linux?

Oracle Linux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution supported by Oracle and built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some of the special features of Oracle Linux include a custom-build and rigorously-tested Linux kernel called "Oracle Unbreakable Kernel", tight integration with Oracle's hardware and software products including most database applications, and "zero downtime patching" which is feature that enables administrators to update the kernel without a reboot.
Oracle Linux Website: https://www.oracle.com/linux/

Oracle Linux 6.9 New Features and Improvements

Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 includes multiple updated kernels, including two new "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" packages and a "Red Hat Compatible Kernel" package. The new update to the 6.x series also includes a number of significant bug fixes. Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 fixes a regression introduced in glibc in the upstream release that could cause Oracle Database to fail to start in certain circumstances. This regression was found and fixed during Oracle's extensive testing of Oracle Linux with Oracle products. Customers using other Linux distributions with Oracle Database are encouraged to talk to their Linux provider about whether they also have a patch available. Notable features in this release include: TLS 1.2 support for all system components; the cpuid utility is now available; improved support when running as a Hyper-V guest; enhanced SSSD support for Active Directory.

Oracle Linux 6.x Minimum System Requirements

You can install Oracle Linux 6 on systems with a 32 or 64-bit x86 architecture (x86 or x86_64), a minimum of 1 GB of memory, a minimum of 1 GB of disk space, and an unlimited number of CPU cores. The maximum supported memory size is 64 GB for x86 and 4 TB for x86_64.

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NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation

NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation
NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows NixOS Linux 17.03 with KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Installation and Review on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Kate and LibreOffice on NixOS Linux. This tutorial is also helpful to install NixOS 17.03 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on NixOS for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

NixOS Linux 17.03 Intallation Steps:

  1. Download NixOS 17.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start NixOS Linux Installation with KDE Plasma 5
  4. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Kate and LibreOffice Applications on NixOS Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. NixOS 17.03 Review

Installing NixOS 17.03 with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation



NixOS 17.03 New Features and Improvements

NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which uses the Nix package manager to handle packages and system configuration. NixOS offers many advanced package management features, including roll backs and atomic package operations. NixOS 17.03 ships with the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment which replaces KDE 4. The PHP packages have been updated to version 7 and the Nix package manager includes a number of new features. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights: Nixpkgs is now extensible through overlays; this release is based on glibc 2.25, GCC 5.4.0 and systemd 232; the default Linux kernel is 4.9.

What is KDE Desktop?

The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.  In this regard, the resources provided by KDE make it a central development hub and home for many popular applications and projects like Calligra Suite, Krita, digiKam, and many others.
KDE Website: https://www.kde.org/

What is KDE Plasma 5?

KDE Plasma 5 is the fifth and current generation of the desktop environment created by KDE primarily for Linux systems. KDE Plasma 5 is the successor of KDE Plasma 4 and was initially released on 15 July 2014. It includes a new default theme, known as "Breeze", as well as increased convergence across different devices. The graphical interface was fully migrated to QML, which uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration resulting in better performance and reduced power consumption. Plasma 5.0 improves support for HiDPI displays and ships a converged graphical shell, able to modify the graphical shell according to the device in use. It also includes a new default theme, dubbed Breeze.

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April 28, 2017

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu Studio 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu Studio on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu Studio 17.04 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu Studio 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu Studio 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Ubuntu Studio 17.04 New Features and Improvements

The Ubuntu Studio team has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 17.04. The new release of this Linux distribution for audio, video and graphic artists offers the same package base as Ubuntu 17.04 and includes nine months of security updates. There are a few small changes in this new version, including swapping the system-config-printer-gnome utility with system-config-printer and the Krita drawing program has been added to the default installation.
Ubuntu Studio Website: https://ubuntustudio.org/

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

The minimum of RAM required for Ubuntu Studio is 1 GB, but it is highly recommended that you have at least 4 GB, as some applications use up a lot of RAM. The minimum of disk space required is around 10 GB, but that is just for installing the system.

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Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Lubuntu 17.04 Installation
Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Lubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Lubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Lubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Lubuntu 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Lubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Lubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Lubuntu 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Lubuntu 17.04 was released on 13 April 2017. Like previous releases it uses LXDE and not LXQt as the implementation of LXQt in Lubuntu has been delayed once again, this time until 17.10. This release incorporated Linux Kernel 4.8, updated LXDE components, general bug fixes and new artwork. Lubuntu 17.04 features mainly of bug fixes and core app and system updates rather than screenshot-able new features.
Lubuntu Website: http://lubuntu.net/

Lubuntu 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old.
  1. For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM.
  2. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
  3. The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.
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April 24, 2017

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation
Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Xubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Xubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Xubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Xubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Xubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Xubuntu 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Xubuntu 17.04 will be supported for 9 months until January 2018. Several Xfce panel plugins and applications have been ported to GTK+ 3, paving the way for improved theming and further development. Core Xfce libraries exo and libxfce4ui have also been updated with full GTK+ 3 support, the latter adding support for Glade development in Xubuntu with the installation of libxfce4ui-glade. The Greybird and Numix themes have also been refreshed with improved support for the toolkit.

Camera functionality has been restored in Mugshot, Parole introduced a new mini mode and improvements for network streams, and a number of welcome fixes have made their way into Thunar and Ristretto. This release is based on the 4.10.x Linux release series. LibreOffice 5.3 includes a number of fixes and introduces new experimental interface options. Firefox 52 and Thunderbird 45 are included. For new installs a swap file will be used instead of a swap partition. Upgrades from earlier versions are not affected.
Xubuntu Website: http://www.xubuntu.org/

Xubuntu 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

To install and use Xubuntu, you need at least 512 MB of memory. You can also try Xubuntu within the Desktop DVD with the same amount of memory. Keep in mind that running the system from a DVD will be slower than an installed system. When you install Xubuntu from the Desktop DVD, you need about 7.5 GB of free space on your hard disk. Your processor needs to support PAE in order to run Xubuntu.


Xubuntu 17.04 Recommended System Requirements

To get a smooth experience when running multiple applications parallel on the desktop, it is recommended to have at least 1 GB of memory. It is recommended to have at least 20 GB of free space on your hard disk. This allows new application installations as well as saving your personal data on the hard disk in addition to the core system.

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April 22, 2017

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu MATE 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu MATE on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu MATE 17.04 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu MATE 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu MATE 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Ubuntu MATE 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 features nine months of support, ships with MATE 1.18 as the default desktop environment. With this release, the distribution's MATE desktop has completed the transition from using GTK+ 2 libraries to GTK+ 3. Ubuntu MATE 17.04 fixes countless bugs and introduces some much-needed new features.
Ubuntu MATE Website: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

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