Archive for the ‘ubuntu’ Category

(Time required = 30 minutes) Scroll down to Setting up Automatic Activation to see the process if you are not interested in the background. Background When I first setup my VMware Server to run an existing Windows Install from a physical partition, I was asked to reactivate Windows XP before I could use it as […]

I saw a post this morning showing you can run Windows applications from a virtual Windows install on your Linux Desktop. Although this may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, anyone who virtualizes another OS such as Windows from within VMware knows it can sometimes be a hassle to switch between your […]

If you’re like most users, you have some form of power management installed in Linux, especially if you are using a laptop. These power management applications typically scale down the processor speed resulting in your guest OS’s clock running faster than your host’s clock (source). If you have VMware Tools installed, you can go into […]

When running VMware  and you want to  shut down or restart the guest OS, it is very tempting to sometimes just use the buttons in the “Power Toolbar”.  One thing you should realize is that shutting down or restarting your OS using these buttons is the equivalent of cutting off power to your PC and […]

If you have ever used the default search that you find in the file browser of Ubuntu or even the “find/whereis” function from the terminal you know that it can be very frustrating trying to locate a specific file on your system. Although, there are several utilities already available for Linux users to simplify and […]

In my previous post I showed you how to emulate an existing Windows install in Linux using VMware server. Now that you have your Windows OS running and you can run all your basic apps, it’s time to improve the functionality of your virtual OS by adding sound so that you can listen to music, […]

I promised before that I would do a write up of a simple way to run an existing install of Windows XP from within Linux. Many people run a virtual Windows install from within Linux which is pretty good but is sometimes a burden if you have an existing physical Windows install because you now […]