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December 7, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Review on VMware Tutorial

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Installation and Review on VMware

We'll learn how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on VMware Workstation or VMware Player step by step. We'll also install VMware Tools (Open-VM-Tools) on Ubuntu 16.04 for better performance and usability. You can also use this tutorial for installing Ubuntu 16.04 on physical computer or laptop.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Review on VMware

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.
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS New Features

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. Think of Snappy as an alternative to .deb files and PPAs. The Unity 8 desktop isn’t included on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by default, but it’s available to install from the repositories as a preview. If all goes as planned, Ubuntu 16.10 will feature Unity 8 by default.

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS New Features

This update includes all security updates from the Ubuntu Security Notice list affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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.
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