Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

April 30, 2017

Kali Linux 2017.1 Installation on VMware Workstation

Kali Linux 2017.1 Installation
Kali Linux 2017.1 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Kali Linux 2017.1 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Kali Linux 2017 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Kali Linux 2017 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Kali Linux 2017.1 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Kali Linux 2017.1 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Kali Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Kali Linux 2017.1 on VMware Workstation



Kali Linux 2017.1 New Features and Improvements

Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution which features several security and forensics tools. Kali Linux 2017.1 features drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets, improved GPU support and there are now Azure and AWS images of Kali Linux for cloud instances. Kali Linux 2017.1 brings with it a bunch of exciting updates and features. As with all new releases, you have the common denominator of updated packages, an updated kernel that provides more and better hardware support, as well as a slew of updated tools.

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CentOS Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

CentOS 6.9 Installation
CentOS 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows CentOS 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install CentOS Linux 6.9 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools on CentOS for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

CentOS 6.9 Installation Steps:

  1. Download CentOS 6.9 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start CentOS Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing CentOS Linux 6.9 on VMware Workstation



What is CentOS Linux?

CentOS Linux is a community-supported distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). As such, CentOS Linux aims to be functionally compatible with RHEL. The CentOS Project mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork. CentOS Linux is no-cost and free to redistribute. Each CentOS version is maintained for up to 10 years (by means of security updates -- the duration of the support interval by Red Hat has varied over time with respect to Sources released). A new CentOS version is released approximately every 2 years and each CentOS version is periodically updated (roughly every 6 months) to support newer hardware. This results in a secure, low-maintenance, reliable, predictable and reproducible Linux environment.
CentOS Website: https://www.centos.org/

CentOS 6.9 New Features and Improvements

CentOS Linux 6.9 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases.

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NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop
NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation with GNOME Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows NuTyX Linux 9.0 installation with GNOME Desktop on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice on NuTyX Linux 9.0. This tutorial is also helpful to install NuTyX 9.0 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools on NuTyX Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

NuTyX Linux 9.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download NuTyX Linux 9.0 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start NuTyX Linux Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and GNOME Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on NuTyX
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools
  7. NuTyX Linux 9.0 Short Overview

Installing NuTyX  9.0 with GNOME and Apps on VMware Workstation



NuTyX 9.0 New Features and Improvements

NuTyX is based on Linux From Scratch (LFS) and features a custom software manager called "cards". The new release NuTyX 9.0 features some of the latest software (Linux 4.10, Plasma 5.9, GNOME 3.22, MATE 1.16 and Python 3.6) and now supports booting on UEFI-enabled hardware. Available graphical interfaces are: kde5, gnome, mate, xfce4, lxde, flwm, jwm, ratpoison, blackbox, fluxbox, openbox, bspwm, icewm, twm, etc. The new ISOs can be launch on UEFI machines If you have a UEFI compatible computer, you can now install NuTyX in UEFI mode. If it's your case, the installer will guide the user to make the right choices during installation and the UEFI will take care of booting the machine, no other boot managers are needed by default.
NuTyX Linux Website: https://www.nutyx.org/

What is GNOME Desktop?

GNOME is a desktop environment that is composed entirely of free and open-source software. GNOME was originally an acronym for GNU Network Object Model Environment. Its target operating system is Linux, but it is also supported on most derivatives of BSD. GNOME is developed by the GNOME Project, which is composed of both volunteers and paid contributors.
GNOME Website: https://www.gnome.org/

GNOME 3 Desktop Minimum System Requirements

  1. 1 GHz processor
  2. 1 GB RAM
  3. 7 GB of hard-drive space
  4. VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
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April 29, 2017

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation
Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.9 (OEL 6.9) on physical computer or laptop hardware or server. We also install VMware Tools on Oracle Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Oracle Linux 6.9 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Oracle Linux 6.9 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Oracle Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Oracle Linux 6.9 on VMware Workstation



What is Oracle Linux?

Oracle Linux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution supported by Oracle and built from source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Some of the special features of Oracle Linux include a custom-build and rigorously-tested Linux kernel called "Oracle Unbreakable Kernel", tight integration with Oracle's hardware and software products including most database applications, and "zero downtime patching" which is feature that enables administrators to update the kernel without a reboot.
Oracle Linux Website: https://www.oracle.com/linux/

Oracle Linux 6.9 New Features and Improvements

Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 includes multiple updated kernels, including two new "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" packages and a "Red Hat Compatible Kernel" package. The new update to the 6.x series also includes a number of significant bug fixes. Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 fixes a regression introduced in glibc in the upstream release that could cause Oracle Database to fail to start in certain circumstances. This regression was found and fixed during Oracle's extensive testing of Oracle Linux with Oracle products. Customers using other Linux distributions with Oracle Database are encouraged to talk to their Linux provider about whether they also have a patch available. Notable features in this release include: TLS 1.2 support for all system components; the cpuid utility is now available; improved support when running as a Hyper-V guest; enhanced SSSD support for Active Directory.

Oracle Linux 6.x Minimum System Requirements

You can install Oracle Linux 6 on systems with a 32 or 64-bit x86 architecture (x86 or x86_64), a minimum of 1 GB of memory, a minimum of 1 GB of disk space, and an unlimited number of CPU cores. The maximum supported memory size is 64 GB for x86 and 4 TB for x86_64.

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NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation

NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation
NixOS Linux 17.03 Installation with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows NixOS Linux 17.03 with KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Installation and Review on VMware Workstation step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Kate and LibreOffice on NixOS Linux. This tutorial is also helpful to install NixOS 17.03 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on NixOS for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

NixOS Linux 17.03 Intallation Steps:

  1. Download NixOS 17.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start NixOS Linux Installation with KDE Plasma 5
  4. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, FileZilla, Kate and LibreOffice Applications on NixOS Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. NixOS 17.03 Review

Installing NixOS 17.03 with KDE Plasma 5 on VMware Workstation



NixOS 17.03 New Features and Improvements

NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution which uses the Nix package manager to handle packages and system configuration. NixOS offers many advanced package management features, including roll backs and atomic package operations. NixOS 17.03 ships with the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment which replaces KDE 4. The PHP packages have been updated to version 7 and the Nix package manager includes a number of new features. In addition to numerous new and upgraded packages, this release has the following highlights: Nixpkgs is now extensible through overlays; this release is based on glibc 2.25, GCC 5.4.0 and systemd 232; the default Linux kernel is 4.9.

What is KDE Desktop?

The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.  In this regard, the resources provided by KDE make it a central development hub and home for many popular applications and projects like Calligra Suite, Krita, digiKam, and many others.
KDE Website: https://www.kde.org/

What is KDE Plasma 5?

KDE Plasma 5 is the fifth and current generation of the desktop environment created by KDE primarily for Linux systems. KDE Plasma 5 is the successor of KDE Plasma 4 and was initially released on 15 July 2014. It includes a new default theme, known as "Breeze", as well as increased convergence across different devices. The graphical interface was fully migrated to QML, which uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration resulting in better performance and reduced power consumption. Plasma 5.0 improves support for HiDPI displays and ships a converged graphical shell, able to modify the graphical shell according to the device in use. It also includes a new default theme, dubbed Breeze.

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April 28, 2017

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu Studio 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu Studio on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu Studio 17.04 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu Studio 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu Studio 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Ubuntu Studio 17.04 New Features and Improvements

The Ubuntu Studio team has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 17.04. The new release of this Linux distribution for audio, video and graphic artists offers the same package base as Ubuntu 17.04 and includes nine months of security updates. There are a few small changes in this new version, including swapping the system-config-printer-gnome utility with system-config-printer and the Krita drawing program has been added to the default installation.
Ubuntu Studio Website: https://ubuntustudio.org/

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

The minimum of RAM required for Ubuntu Studio is 1 GB, but it is highly recommended that you have at least 4 GB, as some applications use up a lot of RAM. The minimum of disk space required is around 10 GB, but that is just for installing the system.

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Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Lubuntu 17.04 Installation
Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Lubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Lubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Lubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Lubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Lubuntu 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Lubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Lubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Lubuntu 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Lubuntu 17.04 was released on 13 April 2017. Like previous releases it uses LXDE and not LXQt as the implementation of LXQt in Lubuntu has been delayed once again, this time until 17.10. This release incorporated Linux Kernel 4.8, updated LXDE components, general bug fixes and new artwork. Lubuntu 17.04 features mainly of bug fixes and core app and system updates rather than screenshot-able new features.
Lubuntu Website: http://lubuntu.net/

Lubuntu 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old.
  1. For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM.
  2. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
  3. The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.
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April 24, 2017

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation
Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Xubuntu 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Xubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Xubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Xubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Xubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Xubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Xubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Xubuntu 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Xubuntu 17.04 will be supported for 9 months until January 2018. Several Xfce panel plugins and applications have been ported to GTK+ 3, paving the way for improved theming and further development. Core Xfce libraries exo and libxfce4ui have also been updated with full GTK+ 3 support, the latter adding support for Glade development in Xubuntu with the installation of libxfce4ui-glade. The Greybird and Numix themes have also been refreshed with improved support for the toolkit.

Camera functionality has been restored in Mugshot, Parole introduced a new mini mode and improvements for network streams, and a number of welcome fixes have made their way into Thunar and Ristretto. This release is based on the 4.10.x Linux release series. LibreOffice 5.3 includes a number of fixes and introduces new experimental interface options. Firefox 52 and Thunderbird 45 are included. For new installs a swap file will be used instead of a swap partition. Upgrades from earlier versions are not affected.
Xubuntu Website: http://www.xubuntu.org/

Xubuntu 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

To install and use Xubuntu, you need at least 512 MB of memory. You can also try Xubuntu within the Desktop DVD with the same amount of memory. Keep in mind that running the system from a DVD will be slower than an installed system. When you install Xubuntu from the Desktop DVD, you need about 7.5 GB of free space on your hard disk. Your processor needs to support PAE in order to run Xubuntu.


Xubuntu 17.04 Recommended System Requirements

To get a smooth experience when running multiple applications parallel on the desktop, it is recommended to have at least 1 GB of memory. It is recommended to have at least 20 GB of free space on your hard disk. This allows new application installations as well as saving your personal data on the hard disk in addition to the core system.

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April 22, 2017

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu MATE 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu MATE on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu MATE 17.04 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu MATE 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu MATE 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Ubuntu MATE 17.04 New Features and Improvements

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 features nine months of support, ships with MATE 1.18 as the default desktop environment. With this release, the distribution's MATE desktop has completed the transition from using GTK+ 2 libraries to GTK+ 3. Ubuntu MATE 17.04 fixes countless bugs and introduces some much-needed new features.
Ubuntu MATE Website: https://ubuntu-mate.org/

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April 18, 2017

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu GNOME (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu GNOME Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 on VMware Workstation



What is Ubuntu GNOME Linux?

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 open source and free to use.
Ubuntu GNOME Website: https://ubuntugnome.org/

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Zesty Zapus New Features and Improvements

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 ships with version 3.24 of the GNOME desktop environment and will receive security updates for nine months. The release announcement indicates this will probably be the final version of Ubuntu GNOME: As announced by Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will include GNOME instead of Unity. Specifically, it will be GNOME (including GNOME Shell) with minimal Ubuntu customization. Next year, if you are using either Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS, you will be prompted to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. As a result of this decision there will no longer be a separate GNOME flavor of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Minimum System Requirements

  1. 1 GHz processor (for example Intel Celeron) or better.
  2. 1.5 GB RAM (system memory).
  3. 10 GB of free hard drive space for installation.
  4. Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media.
  5. Internet access is helpful (for installing updates during the installation process).
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April 17, 2017

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Installation
Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu Budgie (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 on VMware Workstation



What is Ubuntu Budgie Linux?

Ubuntu Budgie (previously budgie-remix) is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Budgie desktop, originally developed by the Solus project. Written from scratch and integrating tightly with GNOME stack, Budgie focuses on simplicity and elegance, while also offering useful features, such as the Raven notification and customization centre. Ubuntu Budgie is community developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core. Whether you are using it on the old computer, or powerful workstation, Ubuntu Budgie is adaptable to any device, keeping them fast and usable.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Zesty Zapus New Features and Improvements

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 comes with a lot of new features, fixes and optimizations:
  1. Focused heavily on stability
  2. More customisation options via budgie welcome
  3. Complete desktop look and feel change - Material Designs of Adapta or Vimix
  4. Startup wizard on first logon taking new users through the first logon procedures
  5. Browser ballot - we believe you should decide what your favorite browser should be
  6. The best from the GNOME family as well as the fantastic Terminix terminal emulator
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April 16, 2017

Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation on VMware Workstation

Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation
Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Kubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing.

Kubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Kubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Kubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus New Features and Improvements

  1. KDE Plasma 5.9
  2. Folder view is now the default setting for the Plasma Desktop in this version of Kubuntu
  3. Kubuntu 17.04 comes with KDE Applications 16.12.3 containing all your favourite apps from KDE, with the exception of PIM and related products
  4. KDE Frameworks 5.31
  5. Calligra Office Suite updated to Qt/KF5 version 3.0.0.1
  6. Krita latest bugfix release - after this popular and advanced digital painting application was split from Calligra
  7. K3B updated to a Qt5/KF5 snapshot of the version to be included in KDE's next applications release
  8. Okular PDF and document reader is now Qt/KF5 in apps 16.12
  9. Kdevelop is now the most recent bugfix release of the new version 5.0.x series
  10. Numerous application and translation updates from KDE

Kubuntu 17.04 Desktop Minimum System Requirements

  1. 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
  2. 512 MB RAM (system memory)
  3. 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  4. VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
  5. Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  6. Internet access is helpful
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April 15, 2017

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation on VMware Workstation

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Ubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Ubuntu 17.04 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Ubuntu 17.04 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Ubuntu 17.04 on VMware Workstation



Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus New Features and Improvements

  1. The default DNS resolver is now systemd-resolved
  2. For new installs, a swap file will be used instead of a swap partition
  3. Ubuntu 17.04 is based on the Linux Kernel 4.10
  4. It support printers which allow printing without printer-specific drivers
  5. LibreOffice has been updated to 5.3
  6. The Calendar app now has a Week view
  7. gconf is no longer installed by default since it has long been superseded by gsettings
  8. Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to 3.24. Exceptions are the Nautilus file manager (3.20), Terminal (3.20), Evolution (3.22), and Software (3.22)

Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop Minimum System Requirements

  1. 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
  2. 512 MB RAM (system memory)
  3. 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  4. VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
  5. Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
  6. Internet access is helpful
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NAS4Free 11 Storage Installation and Configuration on VMware Workstation

NAS4Free 11 Storage Installation
NAS4Free 11 Storage Installation and Configuration on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows NAS4Free 11 Storage Installation, Configuration and Overview on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also create and configure ZFS Disk Pool and setup Samba/SMB/CIFS share on NAS4Free storage. This tutorial is also helpful to installing NAS4Free 11 on physical computer hardware or bare-metal server.

NAS4Free 11 Installation Steps:

  1. Download NAS4Free 11 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start NAS4Free 11 Storage Installation
  4. NAS4Free Initial Configuration via Web GUI
  5. Create ZFS Disk Pool
  6. Configure and Test CIFS/SMB Share
  7. NAS4Free 11 Storage Overview

Install and Configure NAS4Free 11 Storage on VMware Workstation



What is NAS4Free NAS Storage?

NAS4Free is an Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. NAS4Free is the new brand name of the original FreeNAS 0.7 code which was developed between 2005 and late 2011. The NAS4Free operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network.

NAS4Free supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS v5000 , Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with the following protocols: CIFS/SMB (Samba), Active Directory Domain Controller (Samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and Bittorent which is all highly configurable by its WEB interface. NAS4Free can be installed on Compact Flash/USB/SSD key, Hard disk or booted from a LiveCD/LiveUSB with a small usbkey for config storage.
NAS4Free Website: http://www.nas4free.org/

NAS4Free 11 New Features and Improvements

NAS4Free 11 comes with system RRDGraphs monitoring, new SMB protocols and configuration options, integrity checks for firmware upgrades, new Zend OPcache and APCu modules, FastCGI as default web server, updated config to version 2.8, and updated language translations. NAS4Free 11 is also the first release of the project to no longer support 32-bit platforms. Downloads are now available only for 64-bit computers as Live USB and ISO images.

NAS4Free 11 Minimum Hardware and System Requirements

  1. Browser: IE 10 or higher or other recent browser.
  2. Processor: Multicore 64-bit processor or better.
  3. Boot device: 2GB minimum for "Embedded" platform, 4GB for Full platform.
  4. Memory:  2GB minimum Ram.
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April 11, 2017

Linux Lite 3.4 Installation on VMware Workstation

Linux Lite 3.4 Installation on VMware Workstation
Linux Lite 3.4 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Linux Lite 3.4 Installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Linux Lite on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Linux Lite 3.4 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Linux Lite 3.4 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Linux Lite 3.4 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Linux Lite Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Linux Lite 3.4 on VMware Workstation



Linux Lite 3.4 New Features and Improvements

Linux Lite continues its focus on security by providing our latest application, Lite Updates Notify. This application is a desktop notification that informs the user of all available updates. You can set update reminders anywhere from once every hour to once every 3 weeks. Continuing our focus on security, Lite Welcome has a fresh new look, reminding you after a fresh install of Linux Lite to install updates, install drivers and set a restore point. Linux Lite 3.4 also brings 4 new features to Lite Tweaks - hibernate and suspend, login and logout options, manage saved sessions and zRam. With hibernate and suspend, you can select whether or not to show these options on the logout screen.
Linux Lite Website: https://www.linuxliteos.com/

Linux Lite 3.4 Minimum System Requirements

  1. CPU: 700MHz processor
  2. RAM: 512 MB
  3. RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution
  4. MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Linux Lite 3.4 Recommended System Requirements

  1. CPU: 1.5GHz processor
  2. RAM: 1024 MB
  3. RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768
  4. MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image
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April 10, 2017

Chakra Linux 2017.03 Installation on VMware Workstation

Chakra Linux 2017 Installation
Chakra Linux 2017.03 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Chakra Linux 2017 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Chakra Linux 2017.03 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools on Chakra Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Chakra Linux 2017 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Chakra Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Chakra Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Chakra Linux 2017.03 on VMware Workstation



What is Chakra Linux?

Chakra is a Linux distribution originally based on Arch Linux and focused on the latest KDE software, intending to provide a KDE/Qt minimizing use of other widget toolkits where possible. The goal is provide a fast, user-friendly and powerful Live ISO and Linux distribution specifically made for the KDE Plasma desktop. It features a graphical installer, automatic hardware detection and configuration. Chakra Linux is especially made for those who truly want to learn something about Linux and yet not want to deal with excessive administrative overhead to enjoy the KDE Plasma desktop.
Chakra Linux Website: https://chakralinux.org/

Chakra Linux Minimum System Requirements

  1. Intel Pentium 4 or higher processor, with 64 bit support (AMD64-ready CPU)
  2. 1024 MB RAM for running the live system and 2 GiB of RAM for the installation, 2 Gb of RAM for virtualbox installation
  3. Around 8 GiB of available hard disk space (the more the better)
  4. Screen capable of 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  5. Reasonably fast internet connection
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April 8, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXQt Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXQt Desktop
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXQt Desktop on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 Installation with LXQt Desktop on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 LXQt Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and LXQt Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 LXQt Desktop Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with LXQt Desktop on VMware Workstation



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, 86_64-optimized Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

What is LXQt Desktop Environment?

LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment. It is focused on being a classic desktop with a modern look and feel. Historically, LXQt is the product of the merge between LXDE-Qt, an initial Qt flavour of LXDE, and Razor-qt, a project aiming to develop a Qt based desktop environment with similar objectives as the current LXQt. LXQt was first supposed to become the successor of LXDE one day but as of 09/2016 both desktop environments will keep coexisting for the time being.
LXQt Desktop Website: http://lxqt.org/

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April 4, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Enlightenment (E17) Desktop on VMware Workstation

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Enlightenment E17 Desktop
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Enlightenment E17 Desktop on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Enlightenment (E17) Desktop on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gnome Terminal, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.


Arch Linux 2017 Enlightenment (E17) Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and Enlightenment E17 Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gnome Terminal, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 Enlightenment E17 Desktop Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with Enlightenment (E17) Desktop on VMware Workstation



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, 86_64-optimized Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.

Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

What is Enlightenment (E17) Desktop Environment?

Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a compositing and stacking window manager for the X Window System. Since version 20, Enlightenment is also a Wayland compositor. Enlightenment includes functions to provide a graphical shell, and it can be used in conjunction with programs written for GNOME or KDE. When used together with the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), Enlightenment can refer to an entire desktop environment. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc. Enlightenment is built on top of EFL, using the libraries we wrote for it to do its UI as well as to run the entire compositor itself. This means that any improvements to EFL turn up in the compositor as well.
Enlightenment Website https://www.enlightenment.org/

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April 2, 2017

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Cinnamon Desktop and Apps on VMware Workstation

Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Cinnamon Desktop
Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Cinnamon Desktop on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Arch Linux 2017 Installation with Cinnamon Desktop on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We'll also install applications such as Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit, Gnome Terminal, FileZilla and LibreOffice on Arch Linux 2017. This tutorial is also helpful to install Arch Linux 2017 on physical computer or server. We'll also install and test VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Arch Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File, Clipboard Sharing and Mouse Integration.

Arch Linux 2017 with Cinnamon Desktop Installation Steps:

  1. Download Arch Linux 2017.03 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Arch Linux Base Installation
  4. Installing Xorg and Cinnamon Desktop
  5. Installing Firefox, VLC, GIMP, Gedit, Gnome Terminal, FileZilla and LibreOffice Applications on Arch Linux
  6. Installing and Configuring VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  7. Arch Linux 2017 Cinnamon Review

Installing Arch Linux 2017 with Cinnamon Desktop on VMware Workstation



What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is an independently developed, 86_64-optimized Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software. The installation images released by the Arch team are simply up-to-date snapshots of the main system components. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
Arch Linux Website: https://www.archlinux.org/

Arch Linux 2017.03 New Features and Improvements

Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, they have decided to phase out the support of 32-bit architecture. Arch Linux 2017.02 ISO was the last that allows to install 32-bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported. There's only one option for installing the Arch Linux operating system on new PCs, for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms.


Arch Linux Minimum System Requirements

Arch Linux should run on any x86_64-compatible machine with a minimum of 512 MB RAM. A basic installation with all packages from the base group should take less than 800 MB of disk space. As the installation process needs to retrieve packages from a remote repository, a working internet connection is required.

What is Cinnamon Desktop Environment?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is based on the GTK+ 3 toolkit. It was released in 2011. Cinnamon originally started as a fork of GNOME Shell, thus initially as a mere graphical shell of the GNOME software, but became its own desktop environment in Cinnamon 2.0. Cinnamon was developed by the Linux Mint distribution, with wider adoption spreading to other distributions over time.

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April 1, 2017

Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Beta 2 Installation on VMware Workstation

Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Installation
Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Installation on VMware Workstation

This video tutorial shows Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Beta 2 installation on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Kubuntu 17.04 on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

Kubuntu 17.04  (Zesty Zapus) Beta 2 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing

Installing Kubuntu 17.04  (Zesty Zapus) Beta 2 on VMware Workstation



Kubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus New Features and Improvements

  1. KDE Plasma 5.9
  2. Folder view is now the default setting for the Plasma Desktop in this version of Kubuntu
  3. Kubuntu 17.04 comes with KDE Applications 16.12.3 containing all your favourite apps from KDE, with the exception of PIM and related products
  4. KDE Frameworks 5.31
  5. Calligra Office Suite updated to Qt/KF5 version 3.0.0.1
  6. Krita latest bugfix release - after this popular and advanced digital painting application was split from Calligra
  7. K3B updated to a Qt5/KF5 snapshot of the version to be included in KDE's next applications release
  8. Okular PDF and document reader is now Qt/KF5 in apps 16.12
  9. Kdevelop is now the most recent bugfix release of the new version 5.0.x series
  10. Numerous application and translation updates from KDE
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