Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

April 22, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) + Open-VM-Tools in VMware Workstation

This tutorial will show you how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Open VM Tools in VMware Workstation step by step. You can also use VMware Player which is free to personal use. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on physical PC. After installing Ubuntu 16.04, we'll also learn how to install Open VM Tools for Ubuntu for better VM performance and usability.

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones and network servers. It uses Unity as its default desktop user interface. Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd.
Ubuntu Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Minimum Hardware Requirements

  1. Pentium III 750 Mhz Processor
  2. 512 MB RAM
  3. 8 GB available space on the hard disk

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Recommended System Requirements

  1. 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  2. 2 GB system memory
  3. 25 GB of free hard drive space
  4. Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  5. Internet access is helpful

What is VMware Workstatiton?

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x86-64 computers; it enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.
VMware Workstation product website: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation


What is VMware Player?

VMware Workstation Player, formerly VMware Player, is a virtualization software package for x64 computers running Windows or Linux. It is free to personal use. VMware Player can run existing virtual appliances and create its own virtual machines. It uses the same virtualization core as VMware Workstation.
VMware Player website: https://www.vmware.com/products/player

What is Open-VM-Tools?

Open VM Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.

Installation Steps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

  1. Go to Ubuntu website and download Ubuntu 16.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04
  3. Start Ubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Create User
  4.  Post Installation Tasks for Ubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install and Test Open-VM-Tools

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April 17, 2016

How to Install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox step by step. Guest Additions installation will be done for Kubuntu VM performance and usability.

What is Kubuntu Linux?

Kubuntu is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. As part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the same underlying systems. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu, and it is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu.
Kubuntu Website: http://www.kubuntu.org/


What's New in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) includes the latest, long-term supported Linux kernel 4.4.6. Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE’s desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 15.12 containing all your favorite apps from KDE, including Dolphin. Kubuntu 16.04 LTS also includes LibreOffice 5.1 and Firefox 45.

Minimum System Requirements for Kubuntu 16.04 Installation

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1 GHz (x86) processor
  • 4 GB of hard-drive space
  • VGA capable of 640x480 screen resolution

What is VirtualBox?

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle. VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. VirtualBox may be installed on a number of host operating systems such as Linux, OS X, Windows and Solaris. it extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time.
VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

What is VirtualBox Guest Additions?

The Guest Additions is software that you install in the operating system you’re virtualizing. Installing the Guest Additions enables various extra features that are already built into VirtualBox. These include automatic resizing, seamless mode, the bidirectional clipboard, drag and drop, and generally better performance.

VBox Guest Additions Features

  • Mouse pointer integration
  • Shared folders
  • Better video support
  • Seamless windows
  • Generic host/guest communication channels
  • Time synchronization
  • Shared clipboard
  • Automated logons

Installation Steps for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS on VirtualBox 

  1. Go to Ubuntu website and download Kubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kubuntu 16.04 on VirtualBox
  3. Start Kubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard
    • Create Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Kubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install VBox Guest Additions for better perfomance and usability

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How to Install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and Open-VM-Tools in VMware Workstation

In this step by step tutorial we'll learn how to  install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and Open-VM-Tools in VMware Workstation. VMware Player can also be used for Kubuntu installation.


What is Kubuntu Linux?

Kubuntu is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. As part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the same underlying systems. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu, and it is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu.
Kubuntu Website: http://www.kubuntu.org/


What's New in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) includes the latest, long-term supported Linux kernel 4.4.6. Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE’s desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 15.12 containing all your favorite apps from KDE, including Dolphin. Kubuntu 16.04 LTS also includes LibreOffice 5.1 and Firefox 45.

What is Open-VM-Tools?

Open VM Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.


Open-VM-Tools or VMware Tools Features

  • The ability to perform virtual machine power operations gracefully.
  • Execution of VMware provided or user configured scripts in guests during various power operations.
  • The ability to run programs, commands and file system operation in guests to enhance guest automation.
  • Periodic collection of network, disk, and memory usage information from the guest.
  • Clock synchronization between guests and hosts or client desktops.
  • Quiescing guest file systems to allow hosts to capture file-system-consistent guest snapshots.
  • Enabling shared folders between host and guest file systems on VMware Workstation
  • Copying and pasting text, graphics, and files between guests and hosts or client desktops.

Installation Steps for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS

  1. Go to Ubuntu website and download Kubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kubuntu 16.04
  3. Start Kubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Create Additional User
  4. Post Installation Tasks for Kubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install Open-VM-Tools

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April 14, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 2 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtulBox

This step by step guide will show you how to install Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 on VirtualBox. It will also show how to install VBox Guest Additions for better VM performance and usability.

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones and network servers. It uses Unity as its default desktop user interface. Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd.
Ubuntu Linux website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

What's New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) includes the latest, long-term supported Linux kernel 4.4.6, the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. It comes with LibreOffice 5.1.1, GNOME Software as the default package manager, and GNOME Calendar.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium III 750 Mhz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB available space on the hard disk
  • Bootable DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device
  • Video adapter and monitor with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution

What is Oracle VirtualBox?

Oracle VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. It installs on your existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. VirtualBox can create and run a "guest" operating system (virtual machine) in a window of the host operating system. The virtual machine provides a self-contained environment in which to experiment with new software without risking damaging changes to the host operating system.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

Virtual Installation Advantages 

  • The size of the installation doesn't have to be predetermined. It can be a dynamically re-sized virtual hard drive. 
  • You do not need to reboot in order to switch between Ubuntu and Windows. 
  • The virtual machine will use your Windows internet connection, so you don't have to worry about Ubuntu not detecting your wireless card, if you have one. 
  • The virtual machine will set up its own video configuration, so you don't have to worry about installing proprietary graphics drivers to get a reasonable screen resolution. 
  • You always have Windows to fall back on in case there are any problems. All you have to do is press the right Control key instead of rebooting your entire computer. 
  • For troubleshooting purposes, you can easily take screenshots of any part of Ubuntu
  • If you later decide you don't like Ubuntu, all you have to do is delete the virtual hard drive and uninstall VirtualBox.


Installation Steps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on VirtualBox 

  1. Go to Ubuntu website and download Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04 on VirtualBox
  3. Start Ubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Set Root Password
    • Create Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Ubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install VBox Guest Additions for better Ubuntu VM performance and usability

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How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 2 and Open-VM-Tools in VMware Workstation

This step by step tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 2 and Open-VM-Tools (Open VMware Tools) in VMware Workstation. You can also use VMware Player which is free to personal use. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, we will also install Open VM Tools for better performance and usability.

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones and network servers. It uses Unity as its default desktop user interface. Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd.
Ubuntu Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/


What's New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) includes the latest, long-term supported Linux kernel 4.4.6, the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. It comes with LibreOffice 5.1.1, GNOME Software as the default package manager, and GNOME Calendar.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Minimum Hardware Requirements


  • Pentium III 750 Mhz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB available space on the hard disk
  • Bootable DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device
  • Video adapter and monitor with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution


Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Recommended Hardware Requirements


  • Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB available space on the hard disk
  • Bootable USB flash drive
  • 3D capable video adapter and wide screen monitor with 1366 x 768 or higher resolution


Installation Steps for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in VMware Workstation


  1. Go to Ubuntu website and download Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04
  3. Start Ubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Choose Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Set Root Password
    • Create Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Ubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install Open-VM-Tools

What is Open-VM-Tools?

Open VM Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.

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April 13, 2016

How to Install Open VM Tools/VMware Tools in Ubuntu 15.10/Ubuntu 16.04

This video tutorial shows how to install Open VM Tools (Open VMware Tools) in Ubuntu 15.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 step by step. VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines. This tutorial assumes that you already have installed Kali Linux in VMware Workstation or Player.

What is Open-VM-Tools?

Open VM Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.

Open-VM-Tools or VMware Tools Features

  • The ability to perform virtual machine power operations gracefully.
  • Execution of VMware provided or user configured scripts in guests during various power operations.
  • Periodic collection of network, disk, and memory usage information from the guest.
  • Clock synchronization between guests and hosts or client desktops.
  • Quiescing guest file systems to allow hosts to capture file-system-consistent guest snapshots.
  • Enabling shared folders between host and guest file systems on VMware Workstation or Player.
  • Copying and pasting text, graphics, and files between guests and hosts or client desktops.


Open-VM-Tools Installation Steps for Ubuntu 15.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  1. Check Kali Linux VM network connectivity
  2. Install Open-VM-Tools
    • VMware recommends Open-VM-Tools for supported Linux guests
  3. Test Open-VM-Tools /VMware Tools Features
    • Fit-Guest Now - Autofit Guest Display
    • Drag-Drop File
    • Clipboard Sharing

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How to Install Open-VM-Tools / VMware Tools in Debian 8.3

This step by step tutorial shows how to install Open-VM-Tools/VMware Tools in Debian 8.3 Jessie. The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) project is an open source implementation of VMware Tools. It is a suite of virtualization utilities and drivers to improve the functionality, user experience and administration of VMware virtual machines.

The Open VM Tools are currently composed of kernel modules for Linux and user-space programs for all VMware supported Unix-like guest operating systems.

What is Open-VM-Tools?

Open-VM-Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.

Open-VM-Tools or VMware Tools Features

  • The ability to perform virtual machine power operations gracefully.
  • Execution of VMware provided or user configured scripts in guests during various power operations.
  • The ability to run programs, commands and file system operation in guests to enhance guest automation.
  • Periodic collection of network, disk, and memory usage information from the guest.
  • Clock synchronization between guests and hosts or client desktops.
  • Quiescing guest file systems to allow hosts to capture file-system-consistent guest snapshots.
  • Enabling shared folders between host and guest file systems on VMware Workstation
  • Copying and pasting text, graphics, and files between guests and hosts or client desktops.

Open-VM-Tools Installation Steps for Debian 8.x

  1. Check Kali Linux VM network connectivity
  2. Install Open-VM-Tools
  3. Test Open-VM-Tools /VMware Tools Features
    • Fit-Guest Now - Autofit Guest Display
    • Drag-Drop File
    • Clipboard Sharing

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How to Install Open-VM-Tools / VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2016

This tutorial shows how to install Open-VM-Tools/VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2016 step by step. VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines. This tutorial assumes that you already have installed Kali Linux in VMware Workstation or Player.

What is Open-VM-Tools?

open-vm-tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of, and seamless user interactions with, guests. It includes kernel modules for enhancing the performance of virtual machines running Linux.

Open-VM-Tools or VMware Tools Features

  • The ability to perform virtual machine power operations gracefully.
  • Execution of VMware provided or user configured scripts in guests during various power operations.
  • The ability to run programs, commands and file system operation in guests to enhance guest automation.
  • Periodic collection of network, disk, and memory usage information from the guest.
  • Clock synchronization between guests and hosts or client desktops.
  • Quiescing guest file systems to allow hosts to capture file-system-consistent guest snapshots.
  • Enabling shared folders between host and guest file systems on VMware Workstation
  • Copying and pasting text, graphics, and files between guests and hosts or client desktops.


Open-VM-Tools Installation Steps for Kali Linux 2016

  1. Check Kali Linux VM network connectivity
  2. Install Open-VM-Tools
    • VMware recommends Open-VM-Tools for supported Linux guests
  3. Test Open-VM-Tools /VMware Tools Features
    •  Fit-Guest Now - Autofit Guest Display
    •  Drag-Drop File
    •  Clipboard Sharing

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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Fedora 23 using USB Flash Drive

In this dual boot installation tutorial, we'll learn how to dual-boot Windows 10 and Fedora 23 step by step. We'll install Fedora 23 alongside Windows 10 Installation which is currently uses all the hard disk space. Windows 10 should be installed first because Windows boot-loader overwrites the entire hard drive and wipes out hard disk.

This guide works also for dual-boot installation Windows 8.1/8 and Fedora 23/22.

What is Dual Boot?

A dual boot is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, and having options to chose OS from Boot screen at startup.In simple words, When you turn on your computer on  ,a program called boot manager will displays a menu, allowing you to choose the operating system you wish to use.

Fedora 23 New Features and Updates

Fedora 23 Workstation features the latest GNOME 3.18 release courtesy of the GNOME community. This release of GNOME includes updates to the Files browser, and the new Calendar and Todo applications. Fedora 23 Workstation is the first release of Fedora to include LibreOffice 5. It also has important under-the-hood security improvements.

Minimum System Requirements for Fedora 23

  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10GB unallocated drive space
  • Graphical installation of Fedora 23 requires a minimum screen resolution of 800x600


Steps for Dual-Boot Installation Windows 10/8.1/8 and Fedora 23/22

  1. Enable booting from a USB drive
    • Make sure that the USB pen drive is plugged into the computer
  2. Shrink the Windows 10 partition to make space for Fedora Linux
  3. Download Fedora 23 Workstation ISO and Create Bootable Fedora USB Flash Drive
  4. Boot into Fedora 23 Live Environment and Start Installation

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April 12, 2016

How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 with USB Flash Drive

This step by step guide will show how to dual-boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 using USB flash drive. We'll install Linux Mint 17.3 alongside Windows 10 Installation which is currently taking up all the hard disk space. This tutorial works also for Dual-Boot Linux Mint 17.3 alongside Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.

What is Dual Boot?

A dual-boot is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, and having options to chose OS from Boot screen at startup.In simple words, When you turn on your computer on  ,a program called boot manager will displays a menu, allowing you to choose the operating system you wish to use.

Linux can run from just a USB drive without modifying your existing system, but you’ll want to install it on your PC if you plan on using it regularly. Installing a Linux distribution alongside Windows as dual boot system will give you a choice of either operating system each time you start your PC.

If you want to dual-boot, the most important advice is to install Linux on your system after Windows is already installed. So, if you have an empty hard drive, install Windows first then install Linux Mint 17.3.

What is Linux Mint?

Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu Linux and is squarely aimed at the home user. Ease of use is first and foremost. You can play your music and movies right away, you don't need to install anything extra for that. You can install Linux Mint as many times as you want, on as many computers as you want. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are closely related. Although they were very similar at first, Ubuntu and Linux Mint have become increasingly different Linux distributions over time.

Minimum System Requirements for Linux Mint 17.3

  • 512MB RAM
  • 9GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD drive or USB port
  • 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI
  • 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS
  • 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers

Dual-Boot Installation Steps for Windows 10/8.1/8 and Linux Mint 17.3

  1. Enable booting from a USB drive
    • Make sure that the USB pen drive is plugged into the computer
  2. Shrink the Windows 10 partition to make space for Linux Mint
  3. Download Linux Mint 17.3 ISO and Create Bootable Linux Mint USB Flash Drive
  4. Boot into Linux Mint 17.3 Installation environment and install Linux Mint

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How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 with USB Flash Drive

In this tutorial we'll learn how to dual boot installation Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. There are many people who want to use both Windows and Ubuntu on the same computer. This article is also valid for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1/8. For this article I assume that you've already installed Windows 10/8.1/8.


What is Dual Boot?

A dual boot is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, and having options to chose OS from Boot screen at startup.In simple words, When you turn on your computer on  ,a program called boot manager will displays a menu, allowing you to choose the operating system you wish to use.

Linux can run from just a USB drive without modifying your existing system, but you’ll want to install it on your PC if you plan on using it regularly. Installing a Linux distribution alongside Windows as a “dual boot” system will give you a choice of either operating system each time you start your PC.

If you want to dual-boot, the most important advice is to install Linux on your system after Windows is already installed. So, if you have an empty hard drive, install Windows first then install Ubuntu.


Steps for Dual-Boot (Multi-Boot) Windows 10/8.1/8 and Ubuntu 15.10/14.04

  1. Enable booting from a USB drive
    • Make sure that the Ubuntu USB pen drive is plugged into the computer
  2. Shrink the Windows 10 partition to make space for Ubuntu
  3. Download Ubuntu 15.10 ISO and Create Ubuntu 15.10 USB Installation Pen Drive
  4. Boot into Ubuntu Linux Installation environment and install Ubuntu

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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Kali Linux Rolling 2016

This step by step tutorial shows how to dual-boot Windows 10 and Kali Linux Rolling 2016 using bootable USB flash drive. We are going to install Kali Linux 2016 alongside and installation of Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 8. So, this tutorial also works for Windows 8/8.1 and Kali Linux 2.0/2016. We will start by re-sizing our current Windows partition to occupy less space and then proceed to install Kali Linux in the newly-created empty partition.

Because the Kali Linux 2016 installer allocates disk space to partitions non-proportionally, completing the task of dual-booting Kali Linux 2016 and Windows 10 on a single hard drive involves creating the Kali Linux partitions manually. So you  need to have at least a basic understanding of disks and disk partitions in Linux systems.

What is Dual Boot?

A dual-boot is a computer system in which two operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, and having options to chose OS from Boot screen at startup.In simple words, When you turn on your computer on  ,a program called boot manager will displays a menu, allowing you to choose the operating system you wish to use.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is operating system based on GNU/Linux for Hackers or Pentesters. Kali Linux built for hackers with over 600 penetration testing programs, including Armitage, nmap (port scanner), Wireshark (packet analyzer), John the Ripper (password cracker), Aircrack-ng (software suite for penetration testing wireless LANs). Kali Linux can run when installed on a computer’s hard disk, can be booted from a live CD or live USB, or it can run within a virtual machine.
Kali Linux Download URL: https://www.kali.org/downloads/


Dual Boot Windows 10 and Kali Linux 2016 Installation Steps

  1. Enable booting from a USB drive
    • Make sure that the Kali Linux USB pen drive is plugged into the computer
  2. Shrink the Windows 10 partition to make space for Kali Linux
  3. Download Kali Linux 2016 ISO and  Create a Kali Linux 2016 USB Installation media drive
  4. Boot into Kali Linux Installation environment and install Kali Linux 2016 alongside Windows

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How to Install Kali Linux Rolling 2016 and Open-VM-Tools in VMware Workstation/Player

This step by step Kali Linux tutorial shows you how to install Kali Linux Rolling 2016 in VMware Workstation or VMware Player which is free to personal use. We will also learn how to install Open-VM-Tools ( Open VMware Tools) for Kali Linux for better performance and usability.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions.

Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Edition

Kali switched to a rolling release model. Rolling-release is a Linux distribution that is constantly being updated with the latest patches and features. Kali rolling release feeds continuously from Debian testing, ensuring a constant flow of the latest package versions. The first Kali Linux Rolling release also brings a Kali Linux Package Tracker tool and changes the way VMware guest tools are installed.
Kali Linux Website: https://www.kali.org/

Kali Linux Rolling 2016 New Features

Kali Linux Rolling promises newest apps: While some might argue over the instability and bugs a Rolling release brings, we can’t deny the fact the it also brings the newest and best software.

New Kali Linux Package Tracker: Offensive Security also brings the new Kali Linux Package Tracker that will allow you to follow the evolution of Kali with the help of a powerful web-based interface.

VMware guest tools installation: The Kali Linux Rolling release marks a change in the way how VMware guest tools are installed. The release takes care of the VMware recommendation that suggests using distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines.

Kali Linux Rolling 2016 Installation Steps in VMware Workstation/Player

  1. Go to Kali Linux Website and download Kali Linux Rolling Edition 2016 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kali Linux
  3. Start Kali Linux 2016 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Set Root Password
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Kali Linux 2016
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install Open-VM-Tools

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April 11, 2016

How to Install Kali Linux 2016 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

This step by step tutorial shows how to install Kali Linux 2016 on VirtualBox. It also helps if you install it on physical PC. After installing Kali Linux Rolling Edition 2016, we'll also learn how to install VBox Guest Additions for Kali Linux 2016 for better performance and usability.

Installing Kali Linux is an easy process. First, you’ll need compatible computer hardware. Kali is supported on i386, amd64, and ARM. You can also install Kali as virtual machine on VirtualBox. In this installation guide, we will use VirtualBox for Kali Installation.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions.
Kali Linux Website: https://www.kali.org/

Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Edition Minimum System Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install
  • For i386 and amd64 architectures, a minimum of 512MB RAM
  • CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support

What is Oracle VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle Corporation. It is a cross-platform virtualization application. VirtualBox may be installed on a number of host operating systems, including: Linux, OS X and Windows.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

Installation Steps for Kali Linux 2016 Rolling Edition on VirtualBox

  1. Go to Kali Linux Website and download Kali Linux 2016 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kali Linux 2016 on VirtualBox
  3. Start Kali Linux 2016 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard
    • Set Root Password
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Kali Linux
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Kali Linux 2016

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How to Install openSUSE Leap 42.1 and VMware Tools on VMware vSphere ESXi 6

This step by step installation guide provides how to install openSUSE Leap 42.1 GNOME or KDE on VMware vSphere ESXi 6. It also helps if you install openSUSE Leap 42.1 on physical hardware or server systems. We'll also install VMware Tools for better performance and usability.

What is openSUSE Linux?

openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux. It is widely used throughout the world, particularly in Germany. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop, and feature-rich server environment.

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Minimum Hardware Requirements


  • openSUSE supports most PC hardware components
  • 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel64 processor recommended
  • 1 GB physical RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 3 GB available disk space for a minimal install, 5 GB available for a graphical desktop (more recommended)
  • 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended) 
The GRUB bootloader co-operates with other operating systems on the same machine. openSUSE can be installed on one free harddisk partition, while preserving existing installations on other partitions. 

Installation Steps for openSUSE Leap 42.1 on VMware vSphere ESXi 6

  1. Go to openSUSE website and download openSUSE Leap 42.1 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for openSUSE Leap 42.1 on ESXi
  3. Start openSUSE 42.1 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Create an Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Check and Install VMware Tools for openSUSE 42.1

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How to Install Debian 8.2 Jessie Server and Open-VM-Tools on VMware vSphere ESXi

This tutorial shows you how to install Debian 8.2 Jessie Server with different installation options such as server mode (without GUI), with GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE and LXDE desktop environments on VMware vSphere ESXi 6 step by step.

This tutorial also helps if you install Debian 8.2 on physical hardware. We will also install Open-VM-Tools for Debian 8.2 instead of VMware Tools. Because VMware recommends "Open VM Tools" for supported guest Linux operating systems in VMware support for Open VM Tools (2073803)

What is Debian GNU/Linux?

The Debian Linux distribution is one of the most popular for personal computers and network servers, and has been used as a base for several other distributions. The Debian Testing and Unstable branches are rolling release and eventually become the Stable distribution after development and testing.

Debian was first announced in 1993 by Ian Murdock, Debian 0.01 was released in August 1993, and the first stable release was made in 1996. The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide.
Debian Website: https://www.debian.org/

Debian 8 Jessie New Features and Enhancements

  • New GNOME desktop  3.14 brings many new features and usability improvements.
  • Several applications, including the Nautilus file manager, the gedit text editor, and the evince document viewer have seen their design made much more compact, merging the window titlebar with the toolbar.
  • Support for touch screens has been fully integrated, including intuitive gestures based on multiple finger movements.
  • Introduced in Debian 7, systemd is now the default init system. It provides advanced monitoring, logging, and service management capabilities. 
  • The legacy secure sockets layer protocol SSLv3 has been disabled in this release. Many system cryptography libraries as well as servers and client applications have been compiled or configured without support for this protocol.
  • Debian 8 Jessie ships the new MariaDB 10.0.
  • The Horde Application Framework is available in Debian 8.
  • Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) support.
  • Updated Kernel (3.16).
  • Mate, Cinnamon, XFCE desktop environments are available directly from the installer.
  • Support for a wide range of architectures including PowerPC, MIPS, I386, AMD64, AArch64, and others.
  • Samba 4, PHP 5, Xen 4.4.
  • New version of GIMP, LibreOffice.

Debian 8 Jessie Minimum System Requirements

  • Minimum RAM: 256MB.
  • Recommended RAM: 512MB.
  • Hard Drive space: 10 GB.
  • Minimum 1GHz Pentium processor.

Installation Steps for Debian 8.2 Jessie on VMware vSphere ESXi 6

  1. Go to Debian website and download Debian 8.2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Debian 8.2 on ESXi 6
  3. Start Debian 8.2 Installation
    • Set Location
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Set Hostname
    • Set Root Password
    • Create an Additional User
    • Configure Disk Partition Layout
    • Software Selection ( Debian desktop environment, GNOME, Xfce, KDE, Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE etc.)
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Debian 8.2
    •  Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    •  Install Open-VM-Tools for Debian 8.2 Jessie

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How to Install Oracle Linux 7.2 on VMware vSphere ESXi 6

This step by step tutorial shows how to install Oracle Linux 7.2 on VMware vSphere ESXi 6. It also helps if you install Oracle Linux 7 (OEL 7) on physical hardware or server systems.

What is Oracle Linux?

Oracle Linux, formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Linux, is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), repackaged and freely distributed by Oracle. Oracle Linux can be downloaded through Oracle's E-delivery service or from a variety of mirror sites, and can be deployed and distributed without cost.
Oracle Linux Website: https://www.oracle.com/linux/index.html

Oracle Linux 7 System Requirements

You can install Oracle Linux 7 on x86-64 systems with up to 2048 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory. The theoretical upper limit is 5120 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory, but this configuration is not supported. A minimum of 2 logical CPUs and 1 GB of memory per logical CPU is recommended. Although the minimum disk space required for installation is 1GB, a minimum of 5 GB is recommended.

Installation Steps for Oracle Linux 7 on VMware vSphere ESXi

  1. Create Virtual Machine for OEL 7.2 on ESXi 6
  2. Start Oracle Linux 7.2 Installation
    •  Set Disk Partition Layout
    •  Set Time Zone
    •  Keyboard
    •  Choose Installation Type
    •  Set Root Password
    •  Create an Additional User
  3. Perform post installation tasks for Oracle Linux
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Check VMware Tools or Open-VM-Tools

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April 10, 2016

How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and Open-VM-Tools on VMware vSphere ESXi 6

In this tutorial, we're going to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 on VMware vSphere ESXi 6. We'll also learn how to install "Open VM Tools" for RHEL 7.2 for better performance and usability.

What is Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64 and Itanium. Red Hat uses strict trademark rules to restrict free re-distribution of its officially supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but still freely provides its source code.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 New Features


  1. A new book loader GRUB2 has been introduced in RHEL 7. It supports more filesystems and block devices.
  2. RHEL 7 has been released with new init system systemd which is compatible with SysV.
  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has and redesigned Anaconda version. Which have many improvements in system installation.
  4. It replaces firstboot with the Initial Setup utility, initial-setup, for better interoperability with the new installer.
  5. RHEL 7 is coming with apache 2.4, which has significant changes with number of new features.
  6. HAProxy has been introduced in RHEL 7. It is a TCP/HTTP reverse proxy that is well-suited to high availability environments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Minimum System Requirements


  • Minimum 5 GB of disk space to install this release of RHEL series for all supported architectures.
  • For AMD64 and Intel® 64 systems – Red Hat recommends at least 1 GB memory per logical CPU.
  • For 64-bit Power systems now require at least 2 GB of memory to run.

Installation Steps for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 on VMware ESXi 6

  1. Create Virtual Machine for RHEL 7.2 on ESXi 6
  2. Start Red Hat Linux 7.2 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Choose Installation Type
    • Set Root Password
    • Create Additional User
  3. Perform post installation tasks for Red Hat Linux
    •  Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    •  Check VMware Tools or Open-VM-Tools

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How to Install CentOS 7.2 and Open VM Tools on VMware ESXi 6

This tutorial shows how to install CentOS 7.2 Linux on VMware ESXi 6 step by step. We'll also learn how to install "Open VM Tools" for CentOS 7. For this, a user needs to have some basic understanding of how Linux system works and also some knowledge about partitioning mechanism.

What is CentOS Linux?

CentOS is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform which aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

CentOS is rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
CentOS Website: https://www.centos.org/

CentOS 7 Linux New Features

  1. Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  2. Support for Linux Containers
  3. Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  4. OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  5. LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  6. Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  7. XFS as default file system
  8. iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  9. Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  10. Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware

CentOS 7 Minimum System Requirements

  • Minimum 5 GB of disk space to install this release of RHEL series for all supported architectures.
  • For AMD64 and Intel® 64 systems – Red Hat recommends at least 1 GB memory per logical CPU.
  • For 64-bit Power systems now require at least 2 GB of memory to run.

What is VMware ESXi?

VMware ESXi is bare-metal hypervisor. ESXi installs directly onto your physical server enabling it to be partitioned into multiple logical servers referred to as virtual machines.
VMware Website: https://www.vmware.com/

Installation Steps for CentOS 7 on VMware ESXi 6

  1. Go to CentOS website and download CentOS 7.2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for CentOS 7.2 on ESXi 6
  3. Start CentOS 7.2 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard
    • Choose Installation Type
    • Set Root Password
    • Create an Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks for CentOS 7.2
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Check VMware Tools or Open-VM-Tools

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How to Install Kali Linux 2.0 and Open VM Tools on VMware ESXi 6

This Kali Linux tutorial shows how to install Kali Linux 2.0 and Open VM Tools on VMware ESXi 6. It also helps if you install Kali Linux 2 on physical hardware. Installing Kali Linux is an easy process. First, you’ll need compatible computer hardware. Kali is supported on i386, amd64, and ARM.

What is Kali Linux?

Kali Linux (formerly known as BackTrack) is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions.
Kali Linux Website: https://www.kali.org/

Kali Linux 2.0 New Features

  • Runs on Linux kernel 4.0
  • Full Gnome 3 Desktop instead of gnome-fallback
  • Improved hardware and wireless driver coverage
  • Support for a variety of Desktop Environments
  • Updated desktop environment and tools
  • Featuring new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools
  • Added desktop notifications, so that you do not miss anything
  • Support Ruby 2.0, which will make Metasploit will load much faster
  • Kali 2.0 added inbuilt screencasting tool so that you can record desktop

Kali Linux 2.0 Installation Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 10 GB disk space for the Kali Linux install
  • For i386 and amd64 architectures, a minimum of 512MB RAM
  • CD-DVD Drive / USB boot support

Kali Linux 2.0 Installation Steps

  1. Go to Kali Linux website and download Kali Linux 2.0 ISO media.
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kali Linux 2.0 on ESXi 6
  3. Start Kali Linux Installation
    •  Set Disk Partition Layout
    •  Set Time Zone
    •  Keyboard
    •  Set Root Password
  4. Post installation tasks
    •  Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install Open-VM-Tools for Kali Linux

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How to Install CentOS 7.2 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install CentOS 7.2 on VirtualBox step by step. It'll also show installing VBox Guest Additions for CentOS 7 for better performance and usability. Installation of CentOS as a guest OS is much like installing on real hardware.


What is CentOS Linux?

CentOS is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform which aims to be functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
CentOS Website: https://www.centos.org/

CentOS 7 New Features

  1. Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  2. Support for Linux Containers
  3. Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  4. OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  5. LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  6. Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  7. XFS as default file system
  8. iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  9. Support for PTPv2
  10. Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  11. Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware

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How to Install Oracle Linux 7.2 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

This Oracle Linux 7 tutorial shows how to install Oracle Linux 7.2 (OEL 7.2) on VirtualBox step by step. It will also show how to install VBox Guest Additions for OEL 7.2.

Before going through installation steps, you will need to have:

What is Oracle Linux?

Oracle Linux, formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Linux, is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), repackaged and freely distributed by Oracle. Oracle Linux can be downloaded through Oracle's E-delivery service or from a variety of mirror sites, and can be deployed and distributed without cost. 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.

Oracle Linux 7.2 System Requirements

You can install Oracle Linux 7 on x86-64 systems with up to 2048 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory. The theoretical upper limit is 5120 logical CPUs and 64 TB of memory, but this configuration is not supported. A minimum of 2 logical CPUs and 1 GB of memory per logical CPU is recommended. Although the minimum disk space required for installation is 1GB, a minimum of 5 GB is recommended.

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How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

The purpose of this article is to show how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (RHEL 7.2) on VirtualBox step by step. We'll also learn how to install VBox Guest Additions for RHEL 7.2. This tutorial also helps if you install RHEL 7.2 on physical hardware.

What is Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64 and Itanium. Red Hat uses strict trademark rules to restrict free re-distribution of its officially supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but still freely provides its source code. Third-party derivatives can be built and redistributed by stripping away non-free components.

Red Hat Website: http://www.redhat.com/

Whats New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 has been released with lots of major changes and migration considerations.

  1. A new book loader GRUB2 has been introduced in RHEL 7. It supports more filesystems and block devices.
  2. RHEL 7 has been released with new init system systemd which is compatible with SysV.
  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has and redesigned Anaconda version. Which have many improvements in system installation.
  4. RHRL 7 replaces firstboot with the Initial Setup utility, initial-setup, for better interoperability with the new installer.
  5. RHEL 7 is coming with apache 2.4, which has significant changes with number of new features.
  6. HAProxy has been introduced in RHEL 7. It is a TCP/HTTP reverse proxy that is well-suited to high availability environments.

Installation Steps for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

  1. Go to Red Hat website and download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 ISO media
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Red Hat Linux 7.2 on VirtualBox
  3. Start Red Hat Linux 7.2 Installation
    • Set Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard
    • Set Root Password
    • Create an Additional User
  4. Perform post installation tasks for Red Hat Linux 7.2
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Red Hat 7.2

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April 9, 2016

How to Install and Run Android 5.1 Lollipop on PC using VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Android 5.1 Lollipop on PC using VirtualBox step by step. It also helps if you install Android 5.1 on physical hardware or PC. Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but that does not mean it can’t be installed on the desktop. There are many ways to get Android running on a PC.

Whether you want to play with Android operating system or experiment with new open source software such as Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android-x86 gives everyone a way to install Android on Intel netbooks or Laptops based on x86 (32-bit) or x64(64-bit) processors.

Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC

Based on the Android Open Source Project, Android-x86 set out to make Android available to anyone with a PC. Android-x86 is an unofficial initiative to port Google's Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors, rather than RISC-based ARM chips. The project began as a series of patches to the Android source code to enable Android to run on various netbooks and ultra-mobile PCs.
Android-x86 Project Website: http://www.android-x86.org/

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How to Install openSUSE Leap 42.1 on VirtualBox

The purpose of this guide is to provide how to install openSUSE Leap 42.1 on VirtualBox. Reading this installation guide should save you a lot of time. openSUSE Leap is now build from source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) and can be installed only on 64-bit computers.

Before this release there was no free enterprise distribution of SLE but after this release we can assume that openSUSE Leap 42.1 is upstream project of SLE 12 SP1. For experienced Linux users who want to take risks with their operating system and live on the bleeding edge, there is also a rolling release version of openSUSE available called openSUSE Tumbleweed.
OpenSUSE Website: https://www.opensuse.org/

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • openSUSE supports most PC hardware components
  • 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel64 processor recommended
  • 1 GB physical RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 3 GB available disk space for a minimal install, 5 GB available for a graphical desktop (more recommended)
  • 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
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How to Install Linux Mint 17.3 MATE on VirtualBox

In this tutorial we'll learn how to install Linux Mint 17.3 MATE on VirtualBox. Linux Mint is one of the most popular Linux distribution which is based on Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use.

This Linux Mint release is still based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Installation process of Linux Mint MATE is nearly identical to the Cinnamon version.
Linux Mint Website: http://www.linuxmint.com/

Linux Mint 17.3 MATE Minimum System Requirements

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.
  • 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.

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How to Install Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on VirtualBox step by step. It also helps if you install Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon on physical hardware or PC.

What is Linux Mint?

Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu Linux and is squarely aimed at the home user. Ease of use is first and foremost. You can play your music and movies right away, you don't need to install anything extra for that. You can install Linux Mint as many times as you want, on as many computers as you want. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are closely related. Although they were very similar at first, Ubuntu and Linux Mint have become increasingly different Linux distributions over time.
Linux Mint Website: http://www.linuxmint.com/

Minimum System Requirements for Linux Mint 17.3

  • 512MB RAM
  • 9GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD drive or USB port
  • 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI
  • 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS
  • 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers

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April 8, 2016

How to Install Fedora 23 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

In this Fedora tutorial, we'll learn how to install Fedora 23 on VirtualBox step by step. We'll also install VBox Guest Additions for Fedora Linux.

What is Fedora Linux?

Fedora is a Linux operating system distribution developed and supported by the Fedora Project, an open source community formed in 2003 as a partnership between Red Hat and volunteer contributors. Fedora Linux is easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds. Fedora has an estimated 1.2 million users. Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, also uses Fedora on all of his computers.
Fedora Website: https://getfedora.org/

Fedora 23 New Features and Updates

Fedora 23 Workstation features the latest GNOME 3.18 release courtesy of the GNOME community. This release of GNOME includes updates to the Files browser, and the new Calendar and Todo applications. Fedora 23 Workstation is the first release of Fedora to include LibreOffice 5. It also has important under-the-hood security improvements, with increased hardening for all compiled software and with insecure SSL3 and RC4 protocols disabled.

Minimum System Requirements for Fedora 23

  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10GB unallocated drive space
  • Graphical installation of Fedora 23 requires a minimum screen resolution of 800x600.

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How to Install Xubuntu 15.10 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

In this Xubuntu tutorial, we'll learn how to install Xubuntu 15.10 on VirtualBox step by step. We'll also learn how to install VBox Guest Additions for Xubuntu Linux.

What is Xubuntu Linux?

Xubuntu is an elegant and easy to use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce Desktop Environment which is a stable, light. Xubuntu is perfect for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks with a modern look and enough features for efficient, daily usage. It works well also on older hardware.

Xubuntu 15.10 New Features

  • Xfce4 Panel Switch for backup and restoration of panels.
  • LibreOffice Calc and Writer are now included. These applications replace Gnumeric and Abiword respectively.
  • A new theme for LibreOffice, libreoffice-style-elementary is also included and is default for Wily Werewolf.
  • Greybird accessibility icons for window manager.

Minimum system requirements for Xubuntu 15.10

In order to install Xubuntu 15.10, you need to have at least 256 MB memory. Once you install it, you need 512 MB memory. When you install Xubuntu from the Desktop CD, you need 6.1 GB of free space on your hard disk. The Minimal CD requires you to have 2 GB of free space on your hard disk. Processor needs to support PAE in order to run Xubuntu.

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How to Install Ubuntu MATE 15.10 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu MATE 15.10 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox step by step. This video also helps if you install Ubuntu MATE 15.10 on Physical PC or Server.


What is Ubuntu MATE?

Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop environment. Ubuntu MATE is a desktop Linux distribution which aims to bring the simplicity and elegance of the Ubuntu operating system through a classic, traditional desktop environment - the MATE desktop. MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.
Ubuntu MATE Website is https://ubuntu-mate.org/

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium III 750 Mhz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB available space on the hard disk
  • Bootable DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device
  • Video adapter and monitor with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB available space on the hard disk
  • Bootable USB flash drive
  • 3D capable video adapter and wide screen monitor with 1366 x 768 or higher resolution

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How to Install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 and VBox Guest Additions on VirtualBox

In this tutorial we will learn how to install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on VirtualBox step by step. We'll also install VBox Guest Additions for Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu GNOME on physical hardware for example PC or Server.

What is Ubuntu GNOME Linux?

Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. The first official release was 13.04.

Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Minimum System Requirements

  • 1 GHz processor (for example Intel Celeron) or better.
  • 1.5 GB RAM (system memory).
  • 7 GB of free hard drive space for installation. 
  • Internet access is helpful (for installing updates during the installation process). 
Ubuntu GNOME Website is https://ubuntugnome.org/

What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle Corporation. It is a cross-platform virtualization application. VirtualBox may be installed on a number of host operating systems, including: Linux, OS X and Windows.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

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