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January 15, 2017

KaOS 2017.01 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows KaOS 2017.01 installation and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install KaOS Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools on KaOS Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

KaOS Linux 2017.01 Installation Steps:

  1. Download KaOS Linux 2017.01 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start KaOS Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  6. KaOS 2017.01 Review

Installing KaOS 2017.01 and Review on VMware



What is KaOS Linux

KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages. KaOS Linux is built exclusively for 64-bit computer systems.
KaOS Linux Website: https://kaosx.us/

KaOS 2017.01 New Features and Improvements

KaOS 2017.01 is a new stable build of the project's rolling-release, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring KDE Plasma 5.8.5. All parts of the Midna artwork have been updated, most notably a new sddm theme that uses a layered QML model. This makes selecting between the default regular Plasma session or optional Wayland much clearer.

There is also a new move to the right vertical panel as the default. As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.29.0, Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12.0 and not-yet-released ports of KDE Applications. All built on Qt 5.7.1. Linux 4.8.15 has a change as to how the kernel image is created. Instead of using an install file that only gets called on kernel updates, a new hook file is used.

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January 14, 2017

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation (Secure OS) and Review on VMware

Linux Kodachi 3.7
Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows Linux Kodachi 3.7 installation and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Linux Kodachi 3.7 on physical computer or laptop.

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Linux Kodachi 3.7 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Linux Kodachi Installation
  4. Test VMware Tools Features: Firt Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  5. Linux Kodachi 3.7 Review

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation and Review on VMware



What is Linux Kodachi?

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian and it provides you with a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. The distribution filters all network traffic through a VPN and the Tor network, obscuring the user's network location. The distribution attempts to clean up after itself, removing traces of its use from the computer. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.

Kodachi comes with many pre-installed applications and tools you can also change Tor exit country from one click as well reset your DNS servers from one simple click. You also don’t have to worry about your wireless or display drivers we have included most of the common used drivers and tested them
Linux Kodachi Website: https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/

Linux Kodachi 3.7 New Features and Improvements

  1. It's based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.6
  2. Added Refracta installer, now you can install Kodachi permanently on your PC
  3. Added new tool Mat Meta data anonymization tool.
  4. Introduced banned message if someone misuses the bandwidth or host illegal torrent files using our VPN network.
  5. Added Gibru engine to search bookmarks.
  6. Added new version notification.
  7. Added own VPN tool so now you can use your own VPN all you need is paste your config on the right directory located on Kodachi Desktop.
  8. Improved destroy Kodachi script.
  9. Improved display script with new CPU/Network Monitor on task bar.
  10. Detect screen resolution changes and display accordingly.
  11. Fixed few bugs.

Linux Kodachi Use Cases

  1. Personal computer desktop or laptop daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  2. Corporate computer daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  3. Internet cafes (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  4. Hotels or during travel (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  5. School labs (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  6. Any computer that has DVD ROM or USB port and allows to boot from them.
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January 6, 2017

How to Install Zentyal Server 5.0 and Review on VMware

Zentyal Server 5.0
Zentyal Server 5.0 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install, configure Zentyal Server 5.0 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools on Zentyal Server for better VM performance and usability. This guide is also helpful to installing Zentyal Server 5.0 (Linux Small Business Server) on physical computer or bare-metal server hardware.

Zentyal Server 5.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Zentyal Server 5.0 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  6. Configure Zentyal Server
  7. Zentyal Server 5.0 Review

Installing, Configuring Zentyal Server 5.0 and Review on VMware



What is Zentyal Server?

Zentyal Server is a unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. It can act as a gateway, an infrastructure manager, a unified threat manager, an office server, a unified communication server or a combination of them. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. Zentyal is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs on top of Ubuntu.

Zentyal Server incorporates all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server. Zentyal implements Microsoft Exchange Server protocols on top of standard open source components (such as Dovecot, Postfix, Samba, etc.) in order to provide native compatibility with Microsoft Outlook clients. The email and groupware protocols supported by Zentyal are MAPI, ActiveSync, EWS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, CalDAV, CardDAV and Active Directory. Zentyal Linux Small Business Server is widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector.
Zenytal Website: http://www.zentyal.org/


Zentyal Server Main Features

  1. Native compatibility with Microsoft Exchange Server Protocols
  2. Support for Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010
  3. Native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory 2008, 2008R2 and 2012
  4. Email, calendars, contacts
  5. Synchronization with mobile devices (ActiveSync support)
  6. Antivirus and antispam
  7. Packaged in an Ubuntu-based server, providing domain and directory, basic networking and firewall services

Zentyal Server 5.0 New Features and Improvements

Zentyal Server 5.0 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) and comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. New features and improvements include:
  1. Latest released version of Samba directly from upstream, without any custom patch by Zentyal.
  2. Comes with all the fixes in the Samba project since Samba 4.3, which are many, specially on the replication code.
  3. The Zentyal integration code has been rewritten to no longer need the custom patches, this will result in more stability and maintainability, getting newer versions quicker.
  4. NSS/PAM is now managed with winbind instead of sssd, which is the recommended way.
  5. New UI using modern web technologies with improved look and feel, visual effects and usability.
  6. Lots of fixes and improvements on ActiveSync implementation.
  7. New HTTP Proxy module
  8. Daemon management uses systemd instead of upstart.
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January 1, 2017

How to Install Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 and Review on VMware

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install and review Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Pearl Linux 4.0 for better performance and usability features. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Univention Corporate Server (UCS) on physical computer or bare-metal server hardware.


Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start UCS 4.1.4 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Review

Installing Univention Corporate Server 4.1.4 and Review on VMware




What is Univention Corporate Server (UCS)?

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a server operating system derived from Debian GNU/Linux with an integrated management system for the central and cross-platform administration of servers, services, clients, desktops and users as well as virtualized computers operated in UCS. In addition to the operation of local, virtual instances, UCS can also be operated in OpenStack-based, Microsoft Azure-based and Amazon EC2-based cloud environments.

Univention also supports the functions provided in many companies by Microsoft Active Directory for the administration of computers operated with Microsoft Windows. UCS-based components and UCS-certified, established third party products can be installed and integrated via the Univention App Center. UCS provides all App Center applications with a runtime environment and services for the operation including a central, consistent management of the apps. Docker containers can also be run on UCS systems and several of the apps available in the App Center are Docker-based.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Website: https://www.univention.com/products/ucs/

Univention Corporate Server Main Features

  1. Network and Intranet Services: UCS include all of the important functions required for effective management of Network Infra. BIND DNS server is ready for quick use, multiple internal ip address can be used to manage multiple domain name services.DHCP server is integrated in UCS. A very effective web proxy is provided with customisable web access control.
  2. Printer Management: UCS have built in CUPS based printer management system with the help of which printer can be installed on to the server which be available for Mac OS, Windows or Linux users with the help of SAMBA.
  3. Mail Services: UCS can be used as ready to use mail server with Postfix and Dovecot services, assignment of email addresses, aliases users is manageable centrally as usual. Zarafa, Horde, Egroupware, OX App suite comes as mail and groupware with UCS.
  4. Microsoft Windows Support: Extensive Active Directory functions allow integration in Microsoft Windows environments or their replacement.
  5. Virtualization: UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UCMM) which is available in App Centre offers a effective central administration tool for cloud management, it allows to administer virtual machines OpenStack EC2 Environment.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 New Features and Improvements

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1 includes all errata updates issued for UCS 4.1-3 and provides various improvements and bugfixes especially in the following areas:
  1. The installation wizard and the UCS management system are now also available in French.
  2. Samba has been updated to version 4.5.1. This includes various improvements, among other things the DRS replication, the Active Directory compatibility, the file services and the printer handling.
  3. The Linux kernel has been updated to the latest stable version of the 4.1 long term kernel. This includes several security updates, improvements in the stability, as well as newer and updated drivers for a better hardware support.
  4. Dockerized apps can now use the database on the UCS system using a simple configuration setting, which simplifies the migration to dockerize apps.
Hope you found this Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

December 31, 2016

How to Install Photon OS and Review on VMware Tutorial

Photon OS
Photon OS Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install Photon OS 1.0 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install VMware Photon OS on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Photon OS Installation Steps:

  1. Download Photon OS 1.0 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Photon OS 1.0 Installation
  4. Photon OS 1.0 Review

Installing Photon OS and Review on VMware




What is VMware Photon OS?

VMware Photon OS is a minimal Linux container host, optimized to run on VMware platforms. Photon OS is a lightweight Linux operating system for cloud-native apps. Photon is optimized for vSphere and vCloud Air, providing an easy way for our customers to extend their current platform with VMware and run modern, distributed applications using containers. Photon OS supports the most common container formats, including Docker, Rocket (rkt) and Garden.

Photon OS includes a small footprint, yum-compatible, package-based lifecycle management system--called tdnf. Photon OS alternatively supports image-based system versioning with RPM-OSTree. When used with development tools and environments such as VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, HashiCorp (Vagrant and Atlas) and production runtime environments such as VMware vSphere and vCloud Air, Photon OS lets you seamlessly migrate container-based applications from development to production.
Photon OS Website: https://vmware.github.io/photon/

Photon OS Main Features and Benefits

Optimized for vSphere: Leveraging more than a decade of experience validating guest operating systems, Photon OS is thoroughly validated on vSphere; and, because VMware is focused on the vSphere platform, we're able to highly tune the Photon OS kernel for VMware product and provider platforms.

Container support: Compatible with container runtimes, like Docker, and container scheduling frameworks, like Kubernetes.

Efficient lifecycle management: Contains a new, open-source, yum-compatible package manager - tdnf - that makes the system as small as possible, but preserves robust yum package management capabilities.

Photon OS Installation Prerequisites

In order to install and start using Photon OS with VMware vSphere, the following pre-requisites must be satisfied:
  1. VMware vSphere 5.5 or VMware vSphere 6.0 installed
  2. ESXi host with recommended 2GB of free RAM
  3. ESXi host with recommended 8GB of free disk space
  4. The Photon OS ISO downloaded from Bintray
Hope you found this VMware Photon OS 1.0 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

December 26, 2016

How to Install Pearl Linux OS 4.0 and Review on VMware

Pearl Linux OS 4.0
Pearl Linux OS 4.0 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install and review Pearl Linux OS 4.0 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Pearl Linux 4.0 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Pearl Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware.

Pearl Linux OS 4.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Pearl Linux OS 4.0 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Pearl Linux OS Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Pearl Linux OS 4.0 Review

Installing Pearl Linux OS 4.0 and Review on VMware




What is Pearl Linux OS?

Pearl Linux OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu. Pearl uses components of the LXDE and Xfce desktop environments to create a desktop experience which looks similar to Apple's OS X desktop environment. The project calls this hybrid desktop PearlDE. Pearl Linux OS is available in several editions, including GNOME, MATE and PearlDE.
Pearl Linux OS Website: http://www.pearllinux.com/

Pearl Linux OS 4.0 New Features and Improvements

Pearl Linux OS 4.0 (neeko) is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It features our custom desktop environment PearlDE. PearlDE is a blend of LXDE XFCE4 and Compiz.  This desktop environment has 5 pre-configured sessions to choose from at login screen. PearlDE-FX (default) - OS X style layout with desktop effects, PearlDE - OS X style using XFWM without desktop effects, and LXDE -  Windows XP style, Gnome Flashback Compiz -OS X style with effects Gnome Flashback Metacity - OS X  style without effects. Each session is also cutomizable through the Pearl System Control.

Pearl Linux OS 4.0 relies on its own repository for base system and included software however include the full Ubuntu 16.04 repositories for adding additional software. Adding PPA's is also supported.

Hope you found this Pearl Linux OS 4.0 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

December 25, 2016

How to Install Linux Mint 18.1 and Review on VirtualBox Tutorial

Linux Mint 18.1 on VirtualBox
Linux Mint 18.1 Installation and Review on Oracle VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Linux Mint 18.1 and review on Oracle VirtualBox step by step. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon on physical computer or laptop hardware.


Linux Mint 18.1 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Linux Mint 18.1 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  3. Start Linux Mint Installation
  4. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
  5. Test Guest Additions Features (Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing)
  6. Linux Mint 18.1 Review

Installing Linux Mint 18.1 and Review on VirtualBox




What is Linux Mint?

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.
Linux Mint Website: https://www.linuxmint.com/

Linux Mint Main Features

  1. It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
  2. It's both free of cost and open source.
  3. It's community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
  4. Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
  5. It's safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance.

Linux Mint 18.1 Serena New Features and Improvements

The new version Linux Mint 18.1 is available in two editions (Cinnamon and MATE), in 32-bit and 64-bit builds. The major components of Mint 18.1 are Cinnamon 3.2, MDM 2.0, Linux kernel 4.4, and Ubuntu 16.04 package base. It offers Cinnamon users a new screensaver that displays more information and provides media controls even when the screen is locked. On computers which feature accelerometers, the Cinnamon desktop can now rotate when the device's orientation changes. Both editions offer upgrades to the X-apps programs with the Xplayer media player now offering the ability to blank screens not being used to display video. Also, the update manager can display a list of available kernel versions with recommendations.

What is Oracle VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD. VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

What is VirtualBox Guest Additions?

Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability. The VirtualBox Guest Additions for all supported guest operating systems are provided as a single CD-ROM image file which is called VBoxGuestAdditions.iso.

Hope you found this Linux Mint 18.1 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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