Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

March 25, 2017

Antergos 17.3 Installation on VMware Workstation

Antergos 17.3 Installation
Antergos 17.3 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Antergos 17.3 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Antergos Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Antergos for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Antergos 17.3 Linux Installation Steps:

  1. Download Antergos 17.3 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Antergos Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Antergos 17.3 on VMware Workstation



What is Antergos Linux?

Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program. Antergos is a rolling release distribution. Your entire system, from the base OS components to the applications that you install, will receive updates as they are released upstream. Antergos is available in many languages including Spanish, Galician, Catalan, English, German, and more.
Antergos Website: https://antergos.com/

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Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Budgie Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Budgie Desktop
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Budgie Desktop on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Budgie Desktop on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Gedit and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017.03. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server hardware. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 with Budgie Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Install and Configure Xorg and Budgie Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Gedit and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 Budgie Desktop Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 Budgie Desktop on VMware Workstation



Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.


What is Budgie Desktop?

Budgie is a distro-agnostic desktop environment, leveraging GNOME technologies such as GTK+, and is developed by Solus project as well as contributors from numerous communities such as Arch Linux and Ubuntu Budgie. Budgie is the default desktop of Solus Operating System, written from scratch. Besides a more modern design, Budgie can emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop.
Budgie Desktop Website: https://budgie-desktop.org/

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March 22, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 with MATE Desktop Installation and Apps on VMware Workstation

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with MATE Desktop
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with MATE Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 with MATE Desktop and Review on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017.03. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 with MATE Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and MATE Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 MATE Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with MATE Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, 86_64-optimized Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

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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March 21, 2017

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Installation on VMware Workstation

Parrot Security OS 3.5 (ParrotSec) Installation
Parrot Security OS 3.5 (ParrotSec) Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Parrot Security OS 3.5 (ParrotSec) installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install ParrotSec 3.5 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Parrot Security OS for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Parrot Security OS 3.5 (ParrotSec) ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start ParrotSec Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration

Installing Parrot Security OS 3.5 (ParrotSec) on VMware Workstation



What is Parrot Security OS?

Parrot Security OS (or ParrotSec) is a Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. It is security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography. It's security GNU/Linux distribution designed with cloud pentesting and IoT security in mind. It includes a full portable laboratory for security and digital forensics experts, but it also includes all you need to develop your own softwares or protect your privacy with anonymity and crypto tools. Parrot Security OS comes with MATE as the default desktop environment.
Parrot Security OS Website: https://www.parrotsec.org/

Parrot 3.5 New Features and Improvements

This new release will no longer include all those old packages that did not meet the debian standards. They also removed the old and discontinued gtkdialog and some other softwares built on top of it. Native virtualbox and vmware guest support is now included by default. The linux kernel was updated to the latest 4.9.13 release and we are waiting debian to finish the debianization of linux 4.10 to start working on our patches for it. Another interesting feature is the update of firefox which is not firefox-esr 45, as they wanted to import the new firefox 51 by default.


Parrot 3.5 Minimum System Requirements


  1. CPU: at least 1Ghz dual core cpu
  2. ARCH: 32bit, 64bit and ARMhf
  3. RAM: minimum 384Mb - 2048Mb suggested
  4. GPU: No graphic acceleration required
  5. STORAGE 16GB
  6. BOOT: Legacy bios or UEFI
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March 20, 2017

FreeNAS 10 Corral Installation and Configuration on VMware

FreeNAS 10 Corral Installation on VMware
FreeNAS 10 Corral Installation and Configuration on VMware

This tutorial shows FreeNAS 10 Corral Installation, Configuration and Overview on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also create and configure storage volume and setup Samba/SMB/CIFS share on FreeNAS Corral storage. This tutorial is also helpful to installing FreeNAS 10 on physical computer hardware or bare-metal server.

FreeNAS 10 Corral Installation and Configuration Steps:

  1. Download FreeNAS 10 Corral ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start FreeNAS Installation via Web GUI
  4. FreeNAS Initial Configuration
  5. Creating Storage Volume
  6. Configure and Test CIFS Share
  7. FreeNAS 10 Corral Storage Overview

Install and Configure FreeNAS 10 Corral Storage on VMware



What is FreeNAS Storage?

FreeNAS is a free and open-source software network-attached storage (NAS) system based on FreeBSD and the OpenZFS file system. It runs on  x86-64 hardware. FreeNAS supports Windows, OS X and Unix clients and various virtualization hosts such as XenServer and VMware using the SMB, AFP, NFS, iSCSI, SSH, rsync and FTP/TFTP protocols.
FreeNAS Website: http://www.freenas.org/


FreeNAS 10 Corral New Features and Improvements

FreeNAS Corral (formerly known as "FreeNAS 10") is the next release of the world’s most popular Open Source software-defined storage product, FreeNAS. FreeNAS Corral introduces new features such as Docker container support, virtual machine management, a modern graphical user interface, and a powerful command line interface. FreeNAS Corral can be used as NAS (network attached storage) or SAN (storage area network) or as the core of a hyper-converged solution to share data over file- and block-based protocols, deploy containers, and spin up VMs.

FreeNAS 10 Corral Minimum System Requirements

  1. The new recommended boot device size is 8GB.
  2. FreeNAS Corral requires 8GB of RAM to run properly.
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March 19, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXDE Desktop and Apps on VMware

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXDE
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXDE Desktop and Apps on VMware

This tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 with LXDE Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017.03. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 with LXDE Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and LXDE Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Install and Configure VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 LXDE Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with LXDE and Apps on VMware



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, 86_64-optimized Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

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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March 18, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with XFCE Desktop and Apps on VMware

Arch Linux 2017 XFCE
Arch Linux 2017 XFCE Installation with Apps on VMware

This tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 with XFCE Desktop and Review on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017.03. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 XFCE Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and XFCE Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 XFCE Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with XFCE Desktop and Apps on VMware



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

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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