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May 20, 2017

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Installation
elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows elementary OS 0.4.1 installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install elementary OS Loki on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on elementary OS 0.4.1 for better performance and usability features such as Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

elementary OS 0.4.1 Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki on Oracle VirtualBox



elementary OS 0.4.1 New Features and Improvements

elementary OS 0.4.1 is based on  Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS. This release brings a new hardware enablement stack, all of the updates to Loki thus far, plus a brand new AppCenter. Loki 0.4.1 ships with a newer kernel and X.Org server as part of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 core. This means Linux 4.8 and better support for 7th generation Intel (Kaby Lake) chipsets, among other hardware compatibility and performance improvements. Notable updates include a significant upgrade to Epiphany, several fixes in Files, a redesigned metadata sidebar for Photos, new Bluetooth settings, a microphone indicator and bluetooth device controls in the sound indicator, a brightness slider in the power indicator, the ability to start an AppCenter search from the applications menu, look & feel updates, better support for CJK input methods, better translations and more.
elementary OS Website: https://elementary.io/

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Minimum System Requirements

  1. Intel i3 or comparable dual-core 64-bit processor
  2. 1 GB of system memory (RAM)
  3. 15 GB of disk space
  4. Internet access
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May 19, 2017

Parrot Security OS 3.6 (ParrotSec OS) Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Parrot Security OS 3.6 (ParrotSec OS) Installation
Parrot Security OS 3.6 (ParrotSec OS) Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Parrot Security OS 3.6 (ParrotSec OS) installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install ParrotSec 3.6 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Parrot Security OS for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Parrot Security OS 3.6 Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Parrot Security OS 3.6 Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing Parrot Security OS 3.6 on Oracle VirtualBox



Parrot Security OS 3.6 New Features and Improvements

Parrot Security OS 3.6 is less memory-hungry. This was done by tuning up startup daemons management system and minor fixes. As a result, Parrot 3.6 Lite 32-bit now uses less than 200 MB RAM. Anonsurf was improved too, and now the section dedicated to anonymity and privacy is very reliable and well tested, and some nightmares of the precedent anonsurf versions now belong to the past. This release also brings a new Parrot OS derivative named Parrot Air. It’s similar to Parrot Full and comes with tools dedicated solely for wireless testing.

Parrot team says that Parrot Air is just a proof of concept that’ll be improved in future. Parrot Core is not only an awesome security oriented platform, but it is also suitable for more general purpose derivative projects, and workstations and personal computers can only take advantage from a very lightweight debian based system which is ready out of the box with all the customization and configurations already done by Parrot team.
Parrot Security OS Website: https://www.parrotsec.org/

VirtualBox Guest Additions Features

The Guest Additions offer the following features below:
  1. Improved Video Support: While the virtual graphics card which VirtualBox emulates for any guest operating system provides all the basic features, the custom video drivers that are installed with the Guest Additions provide you with extra high and non-standard video modes as well as accelerated video performance.
  2. Mouse Pointer Integration: This provides with seamless mouse support. A special mouse driver would have to be installed in the guest OS, which would exchange information with the actual mouse driver on the host. The special mouse driver then allows users to control the guest mouse pointer.
  3. Time Synchronization: With the Guest Additions installed, VirtualBox can ensure that the guest's system time is better synchronized with that of the host.
  4. Shared Folders: These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest.
  5. Seamless Windows: With this feature, the individual windows that are displayed on the desktop of the virtual machine can be mapped on the host's desktop, as if the underlying application was actually running on the host.
  6. Shared Clipboard: With the Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of the guest operating system can optionally be shared with your host operating system.
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Debian GNU/Linux Server 8.8 Installation (No GUI) on Oracle VirtualBox

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Server Installation
Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Server Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Debian GNU/Linux Server 8.8 installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian 8.8 as a server on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Debian Linux 8.8 for better performance and usability features.

Debian GNU/Linux Server 8.8 Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Debian 8.8 Server Mode Installation
  3. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions

Installing Debian GNU/Linux Server 8.8 on VirtualBox



Debian 8.8 New Features and Improvements

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.  Debian 8.8 is not a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

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May 18, 2017

Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop Installation on VirtualBox
Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian 8.8 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Debian 8.8 LXDE for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Debian 8.8 LXDE Desktop Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing Debian 8.8 LXDE on Oracle VirtualBox



Debian 8.8 New Features and Improvements

Debian 8.8 mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.  Debian 8.8 is not a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

What is LXDE Desktop?

LXDE, which stands for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, is a desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It is designed to be user friendly and slim, while keeping the resource usage low. LXDE uses less RAM and less CPU while being a feature rich desktop environment. Unlike other tightly integrated desktops LXDE strives to be modular, so each component can be used independently with few dependencies. This makes porting LXDE to different distributions and platforms easier.
LXDE Website: http://lxde.org/

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May 17, 2017

Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop Installation on VirtualBox
Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian 8.8 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Xfce Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Debian 8.8 XFCE Desktop Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing Debian 8.8 Xfce Desktop on Oracle VirtualBox



Debian 8.8 New Features and Improvements

Debian 8.8 mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update. Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 is not a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

What is Xfce Desktop Environment?

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. It includes a window manager, a file manager, desktop and panel.
Xfce Desktop Website: https://www.xfce.org/

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May 16, 2017

Debian 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Debian 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop Installation
Debian 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Debian 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian 8.8 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Debian 8.8 Cinnamon for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Debian 8.8 Cinnamon Desktop Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 Cinnamon on Oracle VirtualBox



Debian 8.8 New Features and Improvements

Debian 8.8 mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.  Debian 8.8 is not a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

What is Cinnamon Desktop Environment?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is based on the GTK+ 3 toolkit. It was released in 2011. Cinnamon originally started as a fork of GNOME Shell, thus initially as a mere graphical shell of the GNOME software, but became its own desktop environment in Cinnamon 2.0. Cinnamon was developed by the Linux Mint distribution, with wider adoption spreading to other distributions over time.

VirtualBox Guest Additions Features

The Guest Additions offer the following features below:
  1. Improved Video Support: While the virtual graphics card which VirtualBox emulates for any guest operating system provides all the basic features, the custom video drivers that are installed with the Guest Additions provide you with extra high and non-standard video modes as well as accelerated video performance.
  2. Mouse Pointer Integration: This provides with seamless mouse support. A special mouse driver would have to be installed in the guest OS, which would exchange information with the actual mouse driver on the host. The special mouse driver then allows users to control the guest mouse pointer.
  3. Time Synchronization: With the Guest Additions installed, VirtualBox can ensure that the guest's system time is better synchronized with that of the host.
  4. Shared Folders: These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest.
  5. Seamless Windows: With this feature, the individual windows that are displayed on the desktop of the virtual machine can be mapped on the host's desktop, as if the underlying application was actually running on the host.
  6. Shared Clipboard: With the Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of the guest operating system can optionally be shared with your host operating system.
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May 15, 2017

Debian 8.8 MATE Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Debian 8.8 MATE Installation on VirtualBox
Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 MATE Installation on Oracle VirtualBox

This video tutorial shows Debian 8.8 MATE Desktop installation on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Debian 8.8 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install Guest Additions on Debian 8.8 MATE Desktop for better performance and usability features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display, Shared Folder, Seamless Mode and Shared Clipboard, Improved Performance and Drag and Drop.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 MATE Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  2. Start Debian 8.8 MATE Desktop Installation
  3. Install Guest Additions
  4. Test Guest Additions Features: Automatic Resizing Guest Display and Shared Clipboard

Installing Debian 8.8 MATE Desktop on Oracle VirtualBox



Debian 8.8 New Features and Improvements

Debian GNU/Linux 8.8 mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update.  Debian 8.8 is not a new version of Debian. It’s just a Debian 8 image with the latest updates of some of the packages. So, if you’re running a Debian 8 installation with all the latest updates installed, you don’t need to do anything.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

What is MATE Desktop?

The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience.
MATE Desktop Website: http://mate-desktop.com/

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