Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

May 23, 2016

How to Install Xubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Open VM Tools in VMware Workstation/Player Step-by-Step

How to Install Xubuntu 16.04 LTS in VMware Workstation

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to install Xubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) in VMware Workstation step by step. You can also use VMware Player which is free for personal use. After Xubuntu 16.04 installation, we'll also install Open VM Tools (Open VMware Tools) for better virtual machine performance and usability. This video may also help for installation on real PC.

Xubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Installation Steps: 

  1. Visit Xubuntu website and download Xubuntu 16.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Xubuntu 16.04
  3. Start Xubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Configure Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Location & Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Create User
  4. Post Installation Tasks for Xubuntu 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install and Test Open-VM-Tools
      • VMware recommends Open VM Tools instead of VMware Tools for supported guests



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 is ideal for users seeking a a stable, lightweight and configurable desktop experience.
Xubuntu Website: http://xubuntu.org/

Xubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) New Features

Xubuntu 16.04 LTS features the latest Xfce 4.12 desktop, associated packages, and core applications updates. This release does not include a default media manager. It also provides, new power management applet, Catfish file search and improved login screen visuals.

Xubuntu 16.04 LTS System  Requirements

To install or try Xubuntu you need 256 MB of memory. Once installed, you should have at least 512 MB of memory. When you install Xubuntu from the Desktop CD, you need 6.1 GB of free space on your hard disk. Your processor needs to support PAE in order to run Xubuntu.

What is VMware Workstation?

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

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May 6, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS and Open VM Tools in VMware Workstation/Player Step-by-Step

This step by step tutorial shows you how to install Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) in VMware Workstation. VMware Player can also be used for Ubuntu MATE installation. After installing Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS, we'll also learn how to install Open VM Tools (Open VMware Tools) for better virtual machine performance and usability. This video may also help for installation on real PC.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Installation Steps: 

  1. Visit Ubuntu MATE website and download Ubuntu MATE 16.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu MATE 16.04
  3. Start Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Installation
    • Configure Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Location & Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Create Additional User
  4. Post Installation Tasks for Ubuntu MATE 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install and Test Open-VM-Tools
      • VMware recommends Open VM Tools instead of VMware Tools for supported Linux guests




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 metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations, single board computers and older hardware alike. Ubuntu MATE makes modern computers fast and old computers usable. Its main differentiation from Ubuntu is that it uses the MATE desktop environment as its default user interface, based on GNOME 2 which was used for Ubuntu versions prior to 11.04, instead of the Unity graphical shell that is the default user interface for the Ubuntu desktop.
Ubuntu MATE Website: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS New Features

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 ships with MATE 1.12 which includes changes such as:
  • fixes and improvements for GTK3
  • significantly improved touchpad support
  • improved multi monitor support
  • the power applet now displays model and vendor information
  • improved session management which now includes screensaver inhibition while playing media
  • extended systemd support

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Recommended System Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space

What is VMware Workstation?

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 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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May 5, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS and Open VM Tools in VMware Workstation/Player

This step by step tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS in VMware Workstation. After installing Ubuntu GNOME, we'll also learn how to install Open VM Tools for better Ubuntu GNOME virtual machine performance and usability. Installing steps are shown using VMware Workstation but you can also use VMware Player which is free for personal use.

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS Installation Steps: 

  1. Visit Ubuntu GNOME website and download Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu GNOME 16.04
  3. Start Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 Installation
    • Configure Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Location & Time Zone
    • Configure Keyboard Layout
    • Create User
  4. Post Installation Tasks for Ubuntu GNOME 16.04
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install and Test Open-VM-Tools
      • VMware recommends Open VM Tools instead of VMware Tools for supported Linux guests




What is Ubuntu GNOME?

Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. It is intended as a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. It is ideal for users looking for a modern, highly extensible desktop experience.
Website: https://ubuntugnome.org/

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS New Features

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 is the second long-term support release of the popular GNOME-based distribution. It might not be shipping the latest GNOME 3.20 release but there are enough iterative improvements in GNOME 3.18 to make it a worthwhile upgrade.This version offers most of GNOME 3.18, experimental Wayland session and new applications.

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS Recommended System Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media

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

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May 2, 2016

How to Install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and Open VM Tools in VMware Workstation/Player

This tutorial shows how to install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) in VMware Workstation or VMware Player which is free to personal use. After installing Kubuntu 16.04, Open-VM-Tools installation will be done for better virtual machine 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.
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.

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Installation Steps in VMware Workstation

  1. Visit Kubuntu website and download Kubuntu 16.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine for Kubuntu 16.04
  3. Start Kubuntu 16.04 Installation
    • Configure Disk Partition Layout
    • Set Time Zone
    • Keyboard Layout
    • Create Additional User
  4. Performing Post Installation Tasks for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
    • Install and Test Open-VM-Tools
      • VMware recommends Open VM Tools instead of VMware Tools for supported guests.
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May 1, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Guest Additions on VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on VirtualBox step by step. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, we'll install VBox Guest Addirions for better Ubuntu VM performance and usability. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 16.04 on physical PC.



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.
Ubuntu Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

What's New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was released on April 21, 2016. It 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 has added support for ZFS. Finally, Ubuntu 16.04 introduces Ubuntu Snappy to the desktop which is new package management solution.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Recommended System Requirements

  • 2 GHz dual core processor or better
  • 2 GB system memory
  • 25 GB of free hard drive space
  • Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media

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/

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Installation Steps on VirtualBox

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