Linux Video Tutorials on VMware and VirtualBox for Beginners

January 15, 2017

KaOS 2017.01 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows KaOS 2017.01 installation and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install KaOS Linux on physical computer or laptop hardware. We also install VMware Tools on KaOS Linux for better performance and usability features such as Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing.

KaOS Linux 2017.01 Installation Steps:

  1. Download KaOS Linux 2017.01 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start KaOS Linux Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  6. KaOS 2017.01 Review

Installing KaOS 2017.01 and Review on VMware



What is KaOS Linux

KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages. KaOS Linux is built exclusively for 64-bit computer systems.
KaOS Linux Website: https://kaosx.us/

KaOS 2017.01 New Features and Improvements

KaOS 2017.01 is a new stable build of the project's rolling-release, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring KDE Plasma 5.8.5. All parts of the Midna artwork have been updated, most notably a new sddm theme that uses a layered QML model. This makes selecting between the default regular Plasma session or optional Wayland much clearer.

There is also a new move to the right vertical panel as the default. As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.29.0, Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12.0 and not-yet-released ports of KDE Applications. All built on Qt 5.7.1. Linux 4.8.15 has a change as to how the kernel image is created. Instead of using an install file that only gets called on kernel updates, a new hook file is used.

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January 14, 2017

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation (Secure OS) and Review on VMware

Linux Kodachi 3.7
Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows Linux Kodachi 3.7 installation and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. This tutorial is also helpful to install Linux Kodachi 3.7 on physical computer or laptop.

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Linux Kodachi 3.7 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Linux Kodachi Installation
  4. Test VMware Tools Features: Firt Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  5. Linux Kodachi 3.7 Review

Linux Kodachi 3.7 Installation and Review on VMware



What is Linux Kodachi?

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian and it provides you with a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. The distribution filters all network traffic through a VPN and the Tor network, obscuring the user's network location. The distribution attempts to clean up after itself, removing traces of its use from the computer. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.

Kodachi comes with many pre-installed applications and tools you can also change Tor exit country from one click as well reset your DNS servers from one simple click. You also don’t have to worry about your wireless or display drivers we have included most of the common used drivers and tested them
Linux Kodachi Website: https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/

Linux Kodachi 3.7 New Features and Improvements

  1. It's based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.6
  2. Added Refracta installer, now you can install Kodachi permanently on your PC
  3. Added new tool Mat Meta data anonymization tool.
  4. Introduced banned message if someone misuses the bandwidth or host illegal torrent files using our VPN network.
  5. Added Gibru engine to search bookmarks.
  6. Added new version notification.
  7. Added own VPN tool so now you can use your own VPN all you need is paste your config on the right directory located on Kodachi Desktop.
  8. Improved destroy Kodachi script.
  9. Improved display script with new CPU/Network Monitor on task bar.
  10. Detect screen resolution changes and display accordingly.
  11. Fixed few bugs.

Linux Kodachi Use Cases

  1. Personal computer desktop or laptop daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  2. Corporate computer daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  3. Internet cafes (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  4. Hotels or during travel (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  5. School labs (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  6. Any computer that has DVD ROM or USB port and allows to boot from them.
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January 6, 2017

How to Install Zentyal Server 5.0 and Review on VMware

Zentyal Server 5.0
Zentyal Server 5.0 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install, configure Zentyal Server 5.0 and review on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools on Zentyal Server for better VM performance and usability. This guide is also helpful to installing Zentyal Server 5.0 (Linux Small Business Server) on physical computer or bare-metal server hardware.

Zentyal Server 5.0 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Zentyal Server 5.0 ISO
  2. Create VM on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Test VMware Tools Features: Fit Guest Now, Drag-Drop File and Clipboard Sharing
  6. Configure Zentyal Server
  7. Zentyal Server 5.0 Review

Installing, Configuring Zentyal Server 5.0 and Review on VMware



What is Zentyal Server?

Zentyal Server is a unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. It can act as a gateway, an infrastructure manager, a unified threat manager, an office server, a unified communication server or a combination of them. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. Zentyal is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs on top of Ubuntu.

Zentyal Server incorporates all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server. Zentyal implements Microsoft Exchange Server protocols on top of standard open source components (such as Dovecot, Postfix, Samba, etc.) in order to provide native compatibility with Microsoft Outlook clients. The email and groupware protocols supported by Zentyal are MAPI, ActiveSync, EWS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, CalDAV, CardDAV and Active Directory. Zentyal Linux Small Business Server is widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector.
Zenytal Website: http://www.zentyal.org/


Zentyal Server Main Features

  1. Native compatibility with Microsoft Exchange Server Protocols
  2. Support for Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010
  3. Native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory 2008, 2008R2 and 2012
  4. Email, calendars, contacts
  5. Synchronization with mobile devices (ActiveSync support)
  6. Antivirus and antispam
  7. Packaged in an Ubuntu-based server, providing domain and directory, basic networking and firewall services

Zentyal Server 5.0 New Features and Improvements

Zentyal Server 5.0 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial) and comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. New features and improvements include:
  1. Latest released version of Samba directly from upstream, without any custom patch by Zentyal.
  2. Comes with all the fixes in the Samba project since Samba 4.3, which are many, specially on the replication code.
  3. The Zentyal integration code has been rewritten to no longer need the custom patches, this will result in more stability and maintainability, getting newer versions quicker.
  4. NSS/PAM is now managed with winbind instead of sssd, which is the recommended way.
  5. New UI using modern web technologies with improved look and feel, visual effects and usability.
  6. Lots of fixes and improvements on ActiveSync implementation.
  7. New HTTP Proxy module
  8. Daemon management uses systemd instead of upstart.
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January 1, 2017

How to Install Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 and Review on VMware

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Installation and Review on VMware

This tutorial shows how to install and review Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 on VMware Workstation/Player step by step. We also install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools) on Pearl Linux 4.0 for better performance and usability features. This tutorial is also helpful to installing Univention Corporate Server (UCS) on physical computer or bare-metal server hardware.


Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Installation Steps:

  1. Download Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 ISO
  2. Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation/Player
  3. Start UCS 4.1.4 Installation
  4. Install VMware Tools (Open VM Tools)
  5. Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 Review

Installing Univention Corporate Server 4.1.4 and Review on VMware




What is Univention Corporate Server (UCS)?

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a server operating system derived from Debian GNU/Linux with an integrated management system for the central and cross-platform administration of servers, services, clients, desktops and users as well as virtualized computers operated in UCS. In addition to the operation of local, virtual instances, UCS can also be operated in OpenStack-based, Microsoft Azure-based and Amazon EC2-based cloud environments.

Univention also supports the functions provided in many companies by Microsoft Active Directory for the administration of computers operated with Microsoft Windows. UCS-based components and UCS-certified, established third party products can be installed and integrated via the Univention App Center. UCS provides all App Center applications with a runtime environment and services for the operation including a central, consistent management of the apps. Docker containers can also be run on UCS systems and several of the apps available in the App Center are Docker-based.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Website: https://www.univention.com/products/ucs/

Univention Corporate Server Main Features

  1. Network and Intranet Services: UCS include all of the important functions required for effective management of Network Infra. BIND DNS server is ready for quick use, multiple internal ip address can be used to manage multiple domain name services.DHCP server is integrated in UCS. A very effective web proxy is provided with customisable web access control.
  2. Printer Management: UCS have built in CUPS based printer management system with the help of which printer can be installed on to the server which be available for Mac OS, Windows or Linux users with the help of SAMBA.
  3. Mail Services: UCS can be used as ready to use mail server with Postfix and Dovecot services, assignment of email addresses, aliases users is manageable centrally as usual. Zarafa, Horde, Egroupware, OX App suite comes as mail and groupware with UCS.
  4. Microsoft Windows Support: Extensive Active Directory functions allow integration in Microsoft Windows environments or their replacement.
  5. Virtualization: UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UCMM) which is available in App Centre offers a effective central administration tool for cloud management, it allows to administer virtual machines OpenStack EC2 Environment.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 New Features and Improvements

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1 includes all errata updates issued for UCS 4.1-3 and provides various improvements and bugfixes especially in the following areas:
  1. The installation wizard and the UCS management system are now also available in French.
  2. Samba has been updated to version 4.5.1. This includes various improvements, among other things the DRS replication, the Active Directory compatibility, the file services and the printer handling.
  3. The Linux kernel has been updated to the latest stable version of the 4.1 long term kernel. This includes several security updates, improvements in the stability, as well as newer and updated drivers for a better hardware support.
  4. Dockerized apps can now use the database on the UCS system using a simple configuration setting, which simplifies the migration to dockerize apps.
Hope you found this Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.1.4 installation and review tutorial helpful and informative. Please consider sharing it. Your feedback and questions are welcome!

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