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December 7, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu 16.10 and Review on VMware Tutorial

Ubuntu 16.10
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:

  1. Download Ubuntu 16.10 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu 16.10 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  6. Ubuntu 16.10 Review
Error Message: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.
Solution or Workaround: CPU ID Masking
  1. Edit Ubuntu VM Configuration file (.vmx)
  2. Add the following line
  3. cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101"
  4. Save the configuration file
  5. 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.
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New Features in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak?

  1. There are a number of small improvements to the Unity desktop and the Compiz window manager.
  2. Ubuntu 16.10 comes with Linux Kernel 4.8 which features numerable improvements to system stability, performance, power efficiency, and file system handling.
  3. Ubuntu 16.10 performs better in virtual machines.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Unity 8 preview session is available in Ubuntu 16.10 and gives you a sneak peek at the next-generation converged Ubuntu desktop.
  7. 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
Hope you found this Ubuntu 16.10 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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