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November 27, 2016

How to Install Fedora 25 and Review on VirtualBox Tutorial

Fedora 25 Linux on VirtualBox
Fedora 25 Installation and Review on Oracle VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Fedora 25 and review on VirtualBox step by step. We also install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora 25 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Fedora 25 on physical computer or laptop hardware.


Fedora 25 Linux Installation Steps:

  1. Download Fedora 25 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on Oracle VirtualBox
  3. Start Fedora 25 Installation
  4. Remove VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora 25
  6. Test Guest Additions Features (Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing)
  7. Fedora 25 Review

Installing Fedora 25 on VirtualBox Video Tutorial



What is Fedora Linux?

Fedora is a Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and owned by Red Hat. Fedora contains software distributed under a free and open-source license and aims to be on the leading edge of such technologies. Fedora has a reputation for focusing on innovation, integrating new technologies early on and working closely with upstream Linux communities. The default desktop in Fedora is the GNOME desktop environment and the default interface is the GNOME Shell. Other desktop environments, including KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE and Cinnamon, are available.

Fedora Project also distributes custom variations of Fedora called Fedora spins. These are built with specific sets of software packages, offering alternative desktop environments or targeting specific interests such as gaming, security, design, scientific computing and robotics.
Fedora Website: https://getfedora.org/

Fedora 25 New Features and Improvements

Fedora 25 provides many bug fixes and tweaks to these underlying components, as well as new and enhanced packages, including:
  1. Docker 1.12 for building and running containerized applications
  2. Node.js 6.9.1, the latest version of the popular server-side JavaScript engine
  3. Support for Rust, a faster and more stable system programming language
  4. PHP 7, offering improved performance and reduced memory usage

What is Oracle VirtualBox?

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

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/

What is VirtualBox Guest Additions?

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

Hope you found this Fedora 25 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

4 comments:

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    1. Do you think VMware Tools is necessary for VirtualBox VM?

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  2. There are many things that aren't necessary for VirtualBox, but the fact that you included that in the video tutorial made me think that it was an essential step to set up VB. Now I understand that you were just tidying up.

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