|Ubuntu 16.10 Installation and Review on VMware|
This tutorial shows how to install and review Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu 16.10 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Ubuntu 16.10 on physical computer or laptop.
Ubuntu 16.10 Installation Steps:
- Download Ubuntu 16.10 ISO
- Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
- Start Ubuntu 16.10 Installation
- Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
- Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
- Ubuntu 16.10 Review
Solution or Workaround: CPU ID Masking
- Edit Ubuntu VM Configuration file (.vmx)
- Add the following line
- cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101"
- Save the configuration file
- Power on Ubuntu VM
Installing Ubuntu 16.10 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.
Ubuntu Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/
New Features in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak?
- There are a number of small improvements to the Unity desktop and the Compiz window manager.
- Ubuntu 16.10 comes with Linux Kernel 4.8 which features numerable improvements to system stability, performance, power efficiency, and file system handling.
- Ubuntu 16.10 performs better in virtual machines.
- Unity 7.5 features minor bug fixes, systemd units for the shell and related services, and an improved low graphics mode that helps make the desktop run quicker in virtual machines.
- Ubuntu 16.10 ships with Nautilus 3.20, which gives Ubuntu users access to many of the improvements GNOME users have benefited from over the past few years.
- Unity 8 preview session is available in Ubuntu 16.10 and gives you a sneak peek at the next-generation converged Ubuntu desktop.
- Core applications have been updated in this Ubuntu 16.10 release such as LibreOffice 5.2.2, Mozilla Firefox 49, Thunderbird 45, Ubuntu Software 3.20, Rhythmbox 3.4.1, GNOME Terminal 3.20 and Shotwell 0.22
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