While not 10 years old, there is a bug in virtualbox that has not been fixed since friggen 3 years ago. It prevents using shared folders from a linux vm to a windows OS, and therefore breaks a good chunk of vagrant for windows users. And the virtualbox people seem to refuse to fix it or don't care.
In all honesty, download Virtualbox, an ISO of whichever flavor of Linux catches your fancy (for me it is Ubuntu-MATE), build a VM with Linux on it, fire it up and start playing with it.
Also, I think the idea that one needs to code to learn Linux is a bit of a misconception. While I have been a programmer in the past, and do still twiddle around in dev space from time to time, the bulk of what I do on Linux is no different than what I do in Windows. Email, browse the web, gaming, etc. And in both most things are done via a GUI.
Many of my CS courses required me to use linux. It worked wonders at getting me comfortable using the shell/terminal/cmd-line. If I were you, I would install VirtualBox; and even better, if you are in college, your university may have a deal with MS to get you VMWare Workstation.
I prefer VMWare, but OracleBox was just as good. Have fun!
Just get virtualbox, it even does seamless mode so (in my case) it opens Windows XP windows on my normal desktop like this. You can isolate it from the network if you're really worried about exploits as well.
A good "hands-on" approach is to download a virtualization software such as Virtual Box (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads), download Kali Linux for the VM (https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-vm-vmware-virtualbox-hyperv-image-download/) and its vulnerable counterpart Metasploitable (https://sourceforge.net/projects/metasploitable/) with those up and running you have a working lab environment with which you can test hacking tools to your heart's content. There may be additional setup to get them to run smoothly but there are tons of online tutorial to help you out.
It depends on what you plan to use the Pi for. The Raspian desktop environment (I believe it's LXDE) is pretty intuitive. It sticks to the common desktop metaphor used by windows XP, 7, and OSX.
If you're interested in using your Pi for more than a lightweight PC, then you'll want to acquaint yourself with the terminal shell. Linux is a powerful platform with access to free, opensource software for pretty much any function you can think of. Many of these tools are designed for terminal only interaction. One of the first things that I would do is set up SSH. This will allow your Pi's terminal remotely from another computer so that it doesn't have to plugged into a keyboard and monitor all the time.
Just because you have to wait til x-mas to get the Pi's hardware, doesn't mean you can't play with its OS. If you have a Windows PC with plenty of RAM you can download the Raspian image and install it as a VirtualBox.
Check out this command line cheatsheet to get you started on the terminal.
I'm sorry nobody has been directly helpful, but Fallout 4 requires DX11 which WINE does not support. That means that while the game can be installed via WINE it cannot be run via WINE.
You do have some other options:-
Install Windows in a VM via Virtualbox and then set it up to use PCIe passthrough. That way, you get to utilise your onboard GPU to the fullest of its extent. It requires some effort to get it set up but it will allow you to play Windows games at full speed in Windows while actually staying in Linux.
I don't trust Amazon enough to put their software on my equipment.
Install it in a Virtual Machine: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads?replytocom=98578
EDIT - I don't really care about privacy. This is about basic security. please see my detailed description of millions of of damage from basic failures in operational security and trusting big companies: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/5hjdaf/meta_5_off_25_on_amazon_when_you_install_the/db1fbuw/
Heck, they record the IP addresses of every download of this one option pack for VirtualBox, and then try to map back the addresses to companies so they can drop minimum-100-seat mandatory-licensing bills on you.
Shouldn't the check on line 1644 have a trailing backslash to avoid any future case where a new filesystem device is implemented whose name starts with "Mup"? It'd have to check for ; after the verification, but it'd save future bugs.
Also, is it possible to pass an NT path (e.g. \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\Mup\localhost\C$\...) from usermode? If so, could you abuse device symlinks such as \Device\LanManRedirector which are symlinked to \Device\Mup?
EDIT: I searched after writing this, found an interesting article about messing with these paths, then realised James wrote it. Heh.
Just run it in a VM to get the hang of it. No need to worry about dual booting or messing things up. You can even take a snapshot of your VM image in case you really mess something up - you just load back to the snapshot. Or in the worst case, just kill that VM image and reinstall.
The good news is that it won't hurt anything on Windows.
Two popular applications for this are: VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation Player.
This sounds complicated but is actually super easy to setup. Windows has some tools in the store that can be used I personally have used VirtualBox. From there you just create a machine that consumes ~50% of your resources depending on how good your laptop is. Here is a quick guide for Windows 10
Once you have the VM running. I recommend grabbing chrome or firefox and adding an ad blocker and NoScript. Once you get it setup if you have extra storage on your computer take a "snapshot" so you can always revert back to the fresh install. If you ever get a virus just revert back to the snapshot. If you don't want others to have access to this VM encrypt it with bitlocker so the files can't be accessed without the bitlocker password. Start to finish the setup is about 1-2 hours if you are learning as you go.
OK, what do you make of this, from 6.0 that just came out by sheer coincidence?
>Added support for using Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host, to avoid inability to run VMs at the price of reduced performance
Read the Arch Linux installation guide. How does it sound? If it sounds too much for you at this point then go with Manjaro or Antergos. If the install sounds tough but you want to give it a go then trial it in a VM first with Virtualbox (or hypervisor of your choice). If it sounds like something you can do then go for it.
Install virtualbox, a free hypervisor, which is an application that lets you boot a virtual computer inside your computer. It will be empty with no OS installed but you can then mount an iso file (click Devices menu => Optical Drives => Choose Disk Image) and reboot the virtual machine to boot from a Windows install image.
This will give a completely safe throw away environment to install any garbage they give you which you can safely delete after the test. It is very difficult for malicious software to escape from inside a VM, and certainly no piece of shit proprietary trash like this will even try to.
PM me if you need any help.
Scroll down to the section 6.2. Introduction to networking modes
>This can be used to create a different kind of software-based network which is visible to selected virtual machines, but not to applications running on the host or to the outside world.
So if your vms have no business reaching out to the internet, then use internal for all your testing.
Just realize that only your kali linux box will be able to access the vulnerable machine.
I'm not trying to be a smart ass here, but have you ever heard of VirtualBox? Just run Windows within Linux and spare yourself having to spend extra money just to interface with printers which are probably supported by Linux as it is. If you absolutely have to deal with proprietary M$ software, just run it in a VM. Done.
Also, just downloading it would be cause enough for the Oracle License police to come knocking on your door. At my previous job this happened with the VirtualBox Extension Pack (free for personal use, but not enterprise). We promptly stopped using VirtualBox.
No Virtualbox? Come on now.
Free open source virtualization platform that will run any operating system you'd like in Windows, Mac, or Linux. Basically a free VMware. Great free solution for penetration testing, reverse engineering malware, network utilities, Linux admin tools (or anything Linux for that matter), or having a throwaway sandbox OS for any potentially insecure files or websites that you don't trust, or for any other reason you can think of.
I think the best experience you're gonna get is Vim and Rails inside of a Linux VM. It's very common to run a Linux virtual machine in Windows using something like VirtualBox. Not saying it can't be done, but you're very likely to have a harder time learning vim inside of Windows and it will probably discourage you. If you're new to Linux, I'd suggest installing Xubuntu in your virtual machine. Most vim tutorials you will find online will revolve around some type of Unix environment like OSX or Linux.
Windows Defender/Security Essentials
If you need to look at sketchy websites use a Virtual Machine like Virtual Box or VMware and a Linux ISO like Ubuntu and still practice proper browsing habits
EDIT: a lot of people are saying that the built in anti virus is not very good, which is kind of true. But the best anti-virus is your browsing habits, and going to legit websites should be fine. If you don't, then use a VM + be careful since with any anti-virus if you allow the virus into your computer, there's nothing much the anti-virus can do.
Yes. I did it on corsair.
Install the latest virtualbox.
Install the VB extension pack.
Open Virtualbox. Install your craptastic windows 10 OS.
Install the VB tools in the windows 10 OS. Devices/Insert Guest Additions CD Image.
Reboot the windows 10 OS.
Install your kraken program. On the bottom right bar you will see your usb link to your kraken. Right click to enable it.
Open your ghetto kraken program. Control your temp curves/update the hardware.
That's it. If you don't see the usb link for some reason, make sure your linux user is in the vboxusers group. Have fun.
The problem is that VirtualBox does not support Retina displays. There's a bug here:
You may have a better experience dual-booting rather than using VirtualBox.
Have you tried setting up an old Windows 98 install on VirtualBox? I had done that for family and friends that had an old PC lying around for some old game they enjoyed. My aunt really enjoyed this copy of Scrabble she had and there was an old Pentium 233MHz build I had on life support for her to run it, when it finally died to the point where I would have needed to replace the motherboard I setup Virtualbox on her iMac and now she plays it through there.
Use a vm and pass through usb to the vm and then extract the files in that vm. Microsoft has full windows vms available that are good for like 60 days or something like that for browser testing, yes they are a full copy of windows legally free in a vm image for testing stuff. You will also need a vm tool, you can use virtual box or vmware player, both also free. The rest is up to you, search how to do usb pass through and use the apps. I will link the images and apps since they are legal and free.
Get the image below, just make sure it is windows 7 or better. for the image. The tabs on top let you choose the image for your os. So this will be a solution to nab the ost for non windows users. The platform will be what vm product you use. You will have to have access to a fairly modern (at least within 5 years or so mac or pc with vm extensions in the bios turned on.) I do not intend to support or comment on people issues trying this route so use google. Sorry I am not free technical support.
Link to the images (choose the correct one for your pc and vm product):
Link to virtual box (mac / windows / linux /bsd /toaster):
Link to vmware player (windows / linux)
Also to add that whoever thought this drm is a good idea needs to fuck a cactus. You guys with the ost usb stick might also want to complain to nintendo as well as gaming media outlets. Try in get in contact with a few just to push this issue as it is not ok. Nintendo will do nothing until it becomes a pr thing on an issue like this as they think they are in the right. They need to be hit on the nose and been told this is wrong. I like nintendo games and hardware, but I hate the management and the company as a entity.
You can switch to Linux Mint already. Just install Windows in VirtualBox on Linux Mint and use MS Office that way. Almost all windows software's work perfectly fine on VirtualBox. You can download VirtualBox .deb file for Ubuntu 16.04 and install it on Linux Mint 18.3 by double clicking it. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
The virtualbox website has instructions for setting up apt to use their repository:
Scroll down the page about half-way and look for "Debian-based Linux distributions".
Performance doesn't really matter for most use cases, even in the computer graphics class (you could probably even pull it off in an emulator like VirtualBox).
However, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to become completely comfortable and familiar with a Unix-like environment. If you have a MacBook, cool, you have a Unix terminal there. Even then, install VirtualBox, install a Ubuntu virtual machine, and learn in there too because Mac OS X is non-standard in a lot of ways (non-standard paths, different file system, no package manager, etc.). This documentation might give you more information on that.
Basically, if you are using vim fluidly, comfortable with building packages from source, writing convenience scripts (e.g. Python), comfortable with sshing into remote servers, and using command-line utilities (cat, sort, seq, grep, sed, head, tail, less, man, redirection, piping, etc.) then you will have a HUGE head start. I'll be getting a few interns this summer (aerospace company) and you can usually separate them by the ones who are comfortable with Unix/Linux and the ones who are not.
Also, if you're comfortable with all that then you'll actually enjoy CS 111 Operating Systems instead of dreading it.
DuckDuckGo.com is an anonymizing search engine (your identity and IP address is stripped from your searches), whereas Brave is a web browser. They're two different animals. You can browse to and use DDG with any web browser, including Brave.
And a bit of an expanded answer on anonymity & security.
Tor is a (slower!) method of using the web that routes your traffic in an encrypted fashion through a series of Tor relay nodes before finally reaching a Tor exit-node which makes a final decryption of your request, accepts the web-return data, and re-encrypts it and sends it back to your computer using the same encrypted channels. It's not perfect--there are ways to ID you other than your IP address, like browser version, screen size, mouse "fidgeting", bookmarks, etc.--but it helps significantly in keep you anonymous.
The browsing path I laid out above only helps to obfuscate who you are. If you want to take anonymity to the next level you'd use a virtual machine like Virtual Box and a different operating system that is "snapshotted". At the end of a browsing session you would rollback your snapshot which has the effect of deleting local copies of everything you've done including your cookies, bookmarks, etc. Couple that with the now-infamous free software BleachBit which "wipes" (overwrites with sequences of zeros, then ones, then zeroes, then random data) deleted files.
This is my number one feature request. It may not seem immediately apparent right now, but I believe that Virtual Desktop and the Rift have enormous implications for productivity and the workplace. My desk at home doesn't have room for 3 monitors, nor can I afford them. My office is drab and dingy, and my boss would never spring for a triple monitor setup. The headless ghost is a novel solution but it's not ideal. I would love to don my VR headset and be a sysadmin in space with my wall of virtual displays.
What about writing a virtual monitor driver, something akin to what VMware, Parallels, or Citrix bundles with their desktop virtualization products? VirtualBox for example is an open source desktop virtualization client. Maybe you could draw inspiration or borrow code from something like that?
Debian Quick Reference Guide.
It's aimed at debian - the parent distro that Ubuntu is based on.
Install Virtualbox - a virtual machine emulator - then get an ISO of Ubuntu and install it.
Use that reference guide to mess around and get used to Unix - better than jumping in the deep end.
It won't necessarily teach you how to administer your turnkey Linux server, but it'll give you enough information to get started with the fundamental.
It's a really excellent guide.
Ran into this issue, but also need to use curl daily. Can confirm that these work:
sudo snap install slack --classic
This website allows you to run windows programs on OSX, https://www.winehq.org/
If that doesn't work, install virtual box https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
and install windows inside virtual box using the iso provided on microsofts website. If help needed I can remote desktop and help you out.
edit: WOULD NOT RECOMMEND WINE. SORRY. Wine is basically a windows emulator, which is fine, but however this program that the user suggested requires modded drivers which wine cannot do. Use the virtual box method.
C is not a derivative of UNIX. It was created by the creators of UNIX so that they can write a new version of UNIX in a language that is more high-level than assembly.
While the Windows kernel is also written in C, learning C on windows is painful because the C standard libraries on Windows are slightly off compared to the C standard libraries on POSIX-like systems, not to mention that the Win32 API is a clusterfuck compared to the POSIX API.
I suggest either installing Cygwin or setting up an Ubuntu virtual machine in VirtualBox.
steam os is still in beta so it's sometimes a bit of a raw experience. under the hood it's actually linux distribution called Debian, so if you want to get more familiar with it, look up on how to do things with Debian.
Also, ubuntu is a derivative of debian althought with a different software selection. You might try that as a starting point, and you can install steam client on ubuntu as well.
> I tried to read a unix textbook bigger than a bible and didn't like reading past the first ten pages.
that's similar to how i tried to get into c++ by reading a sophisticated book on it. you're doing it wrong.
get ubuntu or steam os. install it. break something/find a problem to fix. try to fix it without doing it the windows way (complete reinstallation). learn from the experience. repeat. don't wade through long manuals unless you're looking for an answer to a specific problem.
> Hi! I'm looking to build a desktop PC to use for movie watching in the living room and light gaming for my family
homework assignment :
look up how to log straight into xbmc from the login screen ( hint : http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1sw978/xbmc_steamos/ )
if you are feeling uncertain, you can always experiment in virtual machine without wiping your operating system - grab a copy of virtualbox (it's free), an iso file of your linux distribution of choice and tinker with it - https://www.virtualbox.org/
VirtualBox is free and should allow you to spin up a bunch of VMs to do networking things with. As many clients/servers as your machine can handle, basically.
Plenty of resources on the Google and YouTube for getting started.
... that's not what he meant. Try running a wayland session in a virtualbox VM. It won't work. Likewise, I couldn't find a VNC server that actually works under wayland. For instance TurboVNC still does not.
If you want to keep you current setup you don't need to remove Mint first, just overwrite it with the new distro and you're done.
Edit: also if you wish to try several different distros before deciding I suggest you use virtual machines - Virtualbox - it's A LOT faster than reinstalling everything every time.
There's a lot of /r/iamverysmart in the readme, but it's essentially a REPL (think of this as a programming language running in the background, and giving you an interface to execute code as you type it) for a programming language named Hoon, which appears to have been written solely for Urbit hosted inside of a virtual machine (check out VirtualBox if you don't know what those are).
There's apparently a social networking aspect to it (no clue how that works), and everything is encrypted, so I'm imagining this as a kind of programming darknet. Seems to be in line with this guy's political beliefs, for sure.
I can kind of see a practical application for this, but this is a classic Strange Loop talk topic.
Or do test it.
If you're interesting in this sort of thing, download VirtualBox (free software, by Oracle) so you can create Virtual Machines.
Then download Windows 10 by googling "download Windows 10" (should lead to https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10). There, you can "download a tool" that can either help you upgrade your current PC, or (and this is what we want) get you an ISO file, so you can install/upgrade a different PC.
An ISO file is a CD/DVD image. A "blueprint" for one, if you will.
Then, go to VirtualBox software, create a new VM, and "insert the ISO" in the virtual DVD drive.
Start the virtual machine in question, you should be able to install Windows 10.
Do not enter a product key. You'll get an "Activate Windows" watermark afterwards, that's fine for our testing.
Next, do whatever the fuck you want to the System32 of this machine. See how it is possible or not. (Hint: it is possible, even if Windows makes it slightly harder for you) And see how badly Windows falls apart after.
If you're done having fun, just discard the virtual machine, or use the ISO to reinstall Windows on it.
Have fun doing other experiments with Windows inside a VM. Or, while you're having fun with virtual machines, download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.org and install that in a virtual machine, so you can see what Linux is like without needing an actual, full computer to try it on.
Most of the tools you would need, are designed for UNIX/Linux based systems. What is probably the easiest for you to do is set up a virtual linux machine on your windows machine. When i was starting up in this area i used https://www.virtualbox.org/ , set up ubuntu 14.04 and started testing out different programs.
Yes, get a virtual machine manager and install Win 7 as a VM. Your VM and native OS will be fully functional with networking, email, and browsing intact. It's pretty cool.
I have Windows 8 at home, so I got the Windows "host", and I can install other OS's as virtual machines, and I run Ubuntu as a VM under Win 8.
Nested VT-x is not possible within VirtualBox. Looks like you need another hypervisor if you want to run a nested ESXi environment with CSR1000v inside it. Why not install it directly inside VirtualBox?
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Use VMs when going to sketchy sites: https://www.virtualbox.org/
Download VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org) and download a Linux ISO image (https://www.debian.org/CD/), you can have your Linux VM set up after a couple hours and afterwards it will always be at your fingertips.
Even Cygwin won't do it. The format of Windows paths, with limitations on directory name length, and backslashes instead of forward slashes causes issues. Lack of support for certain software packages in Cygwin. It's just not possible, and even if you make it work you'll eventually run into a limitation that you can't get past.
If you use Windows, you'll need to use a virtual environment such as VirtualBox with Ubuntu, CentOS, or some other Linux distribution.
Edit: Or just get a Mac (or hackintosh)
You have a physical machine. Inside it you can put a virtual machine. It's just a program which pretends to be a normal computer. It enables you to run Windows under Linux, Linux under Windows, BSD under Linux, BSD under Windows, and so on.
For VM software I usually reccomend VirtualBox because it's free and quite simple to learn for someone who has no experience with them already.
Advantage: You can run multiple different OSes under a single one.
Disadvantage: Performance isn't perfect, especially for games.
Of course, there is always Wine which I would suggest trying before a VM.
I'm disappointed to find out too that it doesn't actually use KVM, it pretty much tells the guest that it's running in KVM so it can use some KVM interfaces; likewise for Hyper-V.
You can install virtual box on windows and then you run it like a program. You grab a Linux iso and install it in virtual box and use the Linux environment from within windows like any other program.
Arch is considered "scary" because it has no installer like other distros do. Instead you have to do it all manually.
Id try it in a virtual machine like virtualbox first before you commit to it. If you decide its not for you no problem, and if you can install it there and use it no problem then you can install it to your hard drive.
I use Oracle Virtual Box, there are plenty of video's online for how to use it, and most of the default settings it has for the virtual machine when you make it will work fine.
Despite the hate that they get from ~~goddamn neckbeards~~ opinionated enthusiasts, Ubuntu and Mint are probably the best distributions to start out with. The biggest reason is that there are a lot of Stack Overflow / AskUbuntu questions that have already been asked, so your inevitable problems get fixed by Googling "black screen boot ubuntu" instead of going "Alright, this Ubuntu post seems pretty relevant, but I have to translate it over to my distribution's way of doing things."
One suggestion - install VirtualBox and put a Linux distribution onto that. If you like it, feel free to install it For Realsies.
Why not virtualbox?
It's free and, from all my experience on both Windows and Linux hosts, is pretty good for most desktop virtualization needs. Granted, I don't know how it'll perform on OSX/macOS because I've never used it on there, but I really think it's worth a look at.
Download Virtual Box, and setup a VM.
If you are new to Linux, and don't know the command line. I would highly recommend reading through these tutorials/manuals.
Linux Installation and Getting Started
The Command Line Crash Course
You can access a physical HDD from VirtualBox and install it that way. Make a Backup beforehand, ideally a full image of your hard drive you can easily restore.
Get virtualbox, download a Linux ISO and set up the VM.
After installing virtualbox, you have to click the "New" button, then follow the instructions to create the virtual machine (disk space, RAM, CPU).
When you start the machine (doubleclick the machine in the list), it will ask you for a bootable medium. Just choose the ISO and it will guide you through the whole Installation.
Just ask if you have any questions.
Download and install VirtualBox on Windows 7: https://www.virtualbox.org/
Then, download an ISO for the each one that you want to try. You can then test them out by deploying them on virtual box and starting up a virtual machine to try them out.
I reccomend Cinnamon as I find that the most stable for me, although not as customisable as say KDE. I don't care too much about how customisable a desktop is as it's a desktop environment, from which I can run the applications that I need.
Well, the module has to be compiled for the running kernel because it's a kernel module (unstable API and all that jazz), and an easy way to do it (with versioned kernels) is dkms.
The only things I've found are:
A thread on GNU-linux-libre that is a bit confused about the differences between PUEL (the shareware version) and OSE (the Open Source Edition)
A listing on the libreplanet wiki of the guest additions, not virtualbox itself (on the host) - AFAIK those aren't necessary
The section in the virtualbox user manual concerning third-party licenses, all of which look free to me at first glance
Do you have any source stating the incompatibility?
Yes it's possible. I had a system running 3 OS's (1 linux + 2 windows) The setup that I used was GRUB to select windows or linux and then windows bootloader to select windows version. However you should be able to install as many OS's as you want with something like GRUB.
May I recommend installing W8 on a virtual machine instead? Virtual box is free and great for testing new OS's.
If you really just use it for iTunes, you could try running it as a VM using VirtualBox. Just disable all the services you don't need and connect the USB connection to the VM.
Virtualbox is a great way to test drive a bunch of distros to find one you like, without going dual boot.
Linux for freedom, for cost, for no cost upgrades, for open source applications. I just feels so much better knowing that I'm not beholden to MS and their desire to sell my data or squeeze me for $$ in perpetuity. Also the ability to setup several new virtual machines and not have to pay $200 for win pro for each and every one.
I would strongly suggest you give /r/SolusProject/ a try, it's a great desktop focused distro.
>About a year ago, I decided to look into VirtualBox issue #9069. I made a patch to VirtualBox's kernel module that fixes the problem, but because I am not confident in my understanding of the VFS API, I did not submit it.
I fail to see how your attempt to fix a bug in VBox related to shares not updating is at all related to privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel.
I followed what you were saying up until this point, but you sorta lost focus and decided to talk about a patch you didn't commit.
Can you explain exactly what you want? VirtualBox is free: Download link. What costs money is buying Windows. You can use Ubuntu or any one of many other Linux distributions for free, though.
If you're more interested in the programming/software development end of the spectrum, don't bother with certifications. They can be useful for getting good IT jobs, but nobody wants them for programming jobs.
The most important thing you have to offer for a programming job, if you don't have formal education, is a code portfolio. You'll know a little better once you've gotten started on your programming books and going through the networking materials where you prefer to be, but the plans of action for IT and Software Engineering are divergent enough that most of what you do trying to get into one would be a waste of time for the other.
If you're in a position to take advantage of it next year the Gnome Outreach Program for Women could be a great opportunity. Between now and then, the best thing to do would be to play around, discover what you do and don't like, and do as much of whatever that is as you can.
If you decide you love networking, system setup, troubleshooting and security, then do what you can to learn and start getting certifications. Pick up a cheap VPS and learn to set up a linux server. Spend some time working with Virtual Machines and try to make connections with anyone local that might need some one-time work done to help build up your résumé.
If you end up falling in love with code, then find little projects, either for yourself or other people, and well...code them. Put the source up on github or bitbucket and start building up a portfolio. Find an open source project that you like and talk to somebody about finding some stuff you can contribute. As you learn, revisit your old projects and clean them up and make them better.
Do your first Arch install in a virtual machine, like https://www.virtualbox.org/
It shouldn't take more than a few hours to get the basics, and then you'll KNOW what things you need for the real run.
You can run windows 98/xp using a virtual pc. It works well in vista/win7/linux/osx. Don't know if 3D drivers are available yet, but many classic games are in 2D.
Check out virtualbox, which is free.
Step 1: go to this link: https://www.virtualbox.org
Download and install it. It may look unsafe but its real. If you don't believe me look on youtube or whatever. After you finish, tell me then your done so we can move on to step two
Virtualbox cannot use KVM, what it can do is expose some KVM features to the guest OS, such as the clock, and SMP spinlocks. It can do similar for hyperv as well, though it doesn't actually use either.
Source: Virtualbox Manual
>-Downloading all correct drivers to get full use out of my computer
You have 1 driver. Nvidia. Which installs when you click on Driver Manager or Software/Additional Drivers, or whatever the install thing is for your OS.
>-Gaming is much more limited - in games and from what I've read it sounds like they don't play as well either?
Gaming is limited. But it's becoming less limited with Vulkan/Proton/Steam Play.
>-Learning curve of new OS (I use windows at work and still know how to do most things there)
If you used a Mac, then this is the same deal only you control stuff now. Same directory structure as FreeBSD(OS X). Only difference is Linux doesn't use dmg files as a matter of course. And pkg for apps are replaced with either deb or rpm, among others.
I would advise that you install virtualbox and test all the OS's you wanna test, and make up your mind without blowing up your computer.
Here's a list to choose from:
A while back I was reading about how VirtualBox works here and found this warning. Note the last sentence.
> Do not run other hypervisors (open-source or commercial virtualization products) together with VirtualBox! While several hypervisors can normally be installed in parallel, do not attempt to run several virtual machines from competing hypervisors at the same time. VirtualBox cannot track what another hypervisor is currently attempting to do on the same host, and especially if several products attempt to use hardware virtualization features such as VT-x, this can crash the entire host. Also, within VirtualBox, you can mix software and hardware virtualization when running multiple VMs. In certain cases a small performance penalty will be unavoidable when mixing VT-x and software virtualization VMs. We recommend not mixing virtualization modes if maximum performance and low overhead are essential. This does not apply to AMD-V.
I'm wondering if that's related? Originally I thought this bug (the one about leaking kernel stuff) was relevant to virtualization because people were talking about AMD, but reading the article it seems to affect everything. Either way, the way AMD was not affected made me remember this old warning.
I feel like the author did a few assumptions about hardware they didn't have and got upset about a behaviour of a VM they did have. And said nothing any intrinsics which do solve the issue transparently. (Mostly...)
I think this post could be rephrased as: "Cpuid flags for popcnt are confusing, but I don't have the right CPUs to confirm the behaviour. I tried it on vbox and it looks like it's got a bug with flag propagation. (https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/13442)"
Sir, I have good news for you. You don't need a second computer at all.
Welcome to the world of Virtualbox. Try this stuff out, and save your cash: http://www.howtogeek.com/196060/beginner-geek-how-to-create-and-use-virtual-machines/
And if you find that helped you, and you want to PayPal me some of the funds you saved, I won't hold it against you ;)
Non-legal advice: Your sister could use an application like VirtualBox and use a virtual machine exclusively for work.
This way, her non-work related activities cannot be tracked.
You're thinking about addressing wrong.
Loopback isn't an addressable location, it's almost a command that tells your networking stack that you want to send this to yourself.
You need to assign the virtual boxes their own addresses on a bridged or virtual network and use those.
Here's the documentation on VirtualBox virtual networking.
Yep that's what he meant, you could in theory save a VM for each type of car you work on, and load them as and when needed. Theres free software that'll do it like this: https://www.virtualbox.org
You'd be surprised how much is virtualized these days.
Make sure to check your bios for any virtualization flags, http://ark.intel.com/Products/VirtualizationTechnology as most consumer devices don't ship with the flags enabled.
I disagree, the easiest way is a Virtual Machine. With Virtual Box, it's literally "Next next, I agree, next, install, launch, new, next, next, next, next, next, next, make, run", it'll ask you for a disk image and done, there's your Linux box.
VirtualBox (Some prefer VMWare, which is paid software (There's a free 'player' I believe), but, I honestly prefer VBox, up to you, however)
You don't even need a guide, it's literally simple-as, you will need a decent amount of RAM and HDD space, however (You'll need enough RAM to run two operating systems at the same time (Host (Windows) & Guest (Linux)), and enough HDD space to install the Linux guest (Probably a couple GB), you can always remove the VM afterwards).
Download virtual box, its free alternative to fusion, get the windows 8.1 enterprise evaluation,use the iso to install a vm in virtual box, it will last long enough to install the zune desktop software, and get your songs off the zune. Once in the vm, you can use folder sharing to get them to your Mac user folder. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh699156.aspx
I can't imagine how you managed to break your Linux install by DOWNLOADING VirtualBox. Either you don't know what the word "download" means and are using it to mean something else or... I don' t know.
Everything you need for setting up a VM is here: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/UserManual.html
VirtualBox will do. Here's a tutorial to go with it
Alternatively, if you want to skip UniBeast entirely, you can use Niresh's build of Mountain Lion. It comes in ISO format, and you burn it to a DVD.
To test in IE7 & 8 you can use virtualbox and download virtual machines from http://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads.
You might want to check some distros out in a virutalbox first, that way you know what you're getting into. https://www.virtualbox.org/
The only advantage windows has is it's easier to set up games on, so if you're a gamer i'd suggest sticking to windows, otherwise Ubuntu or Mint are good alternative desktops.
The only perfect solution is running a copy of Windows and Office in a VM like VirtualBox. That's what I do when I need to ensure that no formatting will be lost when working on Office documents with collaborators.
EDIT: lulz, freetards downvoting the truth? If you ever had a real job that involved complex Word documents, you'd know I'm right.
What exactly is your use case? What are you trying to run a virtual machine for?
Without knowing your specific use case, it's difficult to recommend a specific solution. If it's just for trying out different operating systems, I'd recommend either VirtualBox or GNOME boxes (if you're using GNOME that is).
There are lots of different solutions for virtualisation, but VirtualBox handles lots of the common use cases, so unless you've got a specific case it can't handle, I'd go for that.
Here is where you get it. https://www.virtualbox.org/
There's no viruses, it's oracle.
Once you have virtualbox installed, then you make a new machine and you install an OS (called a guest OS) on it. ISO's are the best way to install a new OS in virtualbox. Just pretend it's like a new machine. And if you screw it up, delete it and start again.
There are a ton of different Linux OSes that you can install to get your feet wet. Look at Ubuntu, Mint, Kubuntu are all popular options. All of those can be downloaded from their respective websites.
Once again, there is no risk downloading it from the virtualbox website. It's a free product.
The wiki is perfect if your tech savy, not so good if you aren't.
Best bet is to download Virtual Box and stumble through your first install there. This way when you do choose to install it you will have some understanding on what you're doing
Don't install harmful and untrustworthy software (Korean banking software) on your main environment, use a VM with an older IE version.
Free Windows VMs:
You mean you are using OS X as the host OS and you want to run an OS X virtual machine?
You may need to follow these directions if you run into trouble:
You can use virtualbox and a copy of windows acquired from your local software acquisition place. You can mute the guy and just watch the steps.. If you need help, send me a PM and we can work that out.
Have you considered using something like Virtualbox? You could run a virtual machine and install some free Operating system on it like a linux distro (ubuntu maybe), where you could do your private web browsing, then you can shut the virtual machine down when your doing other stuff. Unless your mom knows all about computers she probably wouldn't be able to even access the operating system let alone snoop through your stuff.
Reply To Follow up LPT: Do not partition your hard drive. Instead install VirtualBox or any other virtualization tool, and create a Linux virtual machine (VM) first.
This will allow you to walk through the installation, run it as if it was a spare computer, and decide whether or not you like the user experience. If you decide you do not like it, you can simply delete the VM and not run the risk of bricking your computer because you ran the installation incorrectly.
One thing to note is a VM is usually a bit slower due to it having an additional layer between it and the hardware, but it should run well enough for you to make a decision.
There is! While you're typically not running SSH on a Windows box, you certainly can with something like Cygwin. You can also run a *nix virtual machine using VirtualBox and set up that port to forward to the virtual Linux box. Be careful though! An improper SSH config can be very dangerous from a security stance.
It's good and it is a noted improvement over 8.1 but it's still kind of wild-westy. I was in school and my explorer.exe crased repeatedly until i reinstalled the entire thing.
But they are fixing bugs very fast and adding features as they go.
Best thing i can suggest is getting a Virtual Machine with the latest preview build and try things out and get a feel for it. Here is a guide incase you dont know how.
This would be a good time to show those that don't already that Linux is available for free and many different versions are out there that will run fine on your current computer. You can easily have two OS's using dual boot. And you can try out Linux for free by downloading Oracle VM VirtualBox and an ISO of Linux. I suggest new users try Ubuntu. Any other Linux users feel free to chime in.
Again: http://bitcoinsecurity101.com/ Keep your bitcoin-storage and day-to-day computer separate. If you want to play with other wallets, use a virtual machine if possible. Here is a free alternative to vmware: https://www.virtualbox.org/
It's dual licensed so certainly there's potential of loosing the parts that are not under the GPL (and hence the danger in dual licensing/open core). I find it interesting to see the /r/linux community who just a month ago was on about how the GPL was past its prime, redundant, in the way of FOSS's growth, that GPLv.3 hurts FOSS because it's 'too confining', etc. etc. is now whining about a company potentially taking away its toys.
Let this be a lesson.
This will let you install a working version of whatever flavor of linux you're interested in.
joedonut mentions VM. You also indicate a lack of purpose. How about this: Install virtualbox and document the installation process you take. Instead of blindly using [Y] answers, go do some research for each one.
Document why you chose [Y] or [N]. After getting through the install, go through http://stevelosh.com/projects/learnvimscriptthehardway/ . It's a big honking thing to get through. [[ If that page seems too daunting, then keep this one as a reference - http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi.html ]] Knowing how to quickly and easily work with text in vim means that as you learn more about editing the underlying config files you aren't fighting the editor, instead learning.
As you build/apt-get/install apps, document it. Maybe setup a free tumblr/wordpress/movable type blog where you can publish what you find. Someone else might find it interesting, others can offer advice, and you have a reference to go back too.
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Run it in virtualbox first.
Once you are comfortable with all the apps you need, backup your data.
You can do a bare metal backup like clonezilla, or just do a file backup to a usb key/another drive. Then prepare for the installation.
What you need to do before installation is to update the bios and all firmware in windows first. All that scary stuff you likely never bothered with. Linux is firmware sensitive. You don't want it blowing kernel errors because half the motherboard isn't recognized properly.
Then within the bios/uefi, disable Fast Boot, Secure Boot, TPM device encryption, and Thunderbolt encryption(where applicable).
Then install any linux OS you want. Good luck.
You will be fine with VMware, I would try VirtualBox first as it's free. VM software on the Mac can only emulate the GPU that why you can't play games but for everything else your good.
You'll be fine. If its really worrisome for you, download https://www.virtualbox.org/ (or bootcamp! though different) and buy yourself a copy of windows 10 professional. You'll be fine!
The only thing you might have a problem with in first year eng is AutoCAD isn't available on Mac, but you can just go to the libraries/labs for that. Everything else is super doable.