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Preconfigured Virtual Images Of Linux Distros


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 07:14 PM


 

We offer open-source (Linux/Unix) virtual machines (VDIs) for VirtualBox, we install and make them ready-to-use VirtualBox images for you. From here you can download and attach the VDI image to your VirtualBox and use it. We offer images for both architectures 32bit and 64bit, you can download for free for both architectures. At the moment we have plans to offer you 30+ Linux/Unix distributions, we may add more to our list in near future, you can also send us suggestions if we are missing any popular distribution from our list. You can check FAQs for Credentials(Username & Password) for VDI images. Here you can follow the guide how to attach/configure VDI image with VirtualBox. We do not install ‘Guest Additions’ in the OS or add any kind of stuff, read our privacy policy.

VirtualBox is the most easiest way to run secondary OS on your primary operating system, If your hardware doesn’t allow you to install any other operating system then VirtualBox comes in hand. It is a free and powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product available for most of the operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and ported version for FreeBSD. Read wiki about VirtualBox.

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:46 AM

Very handy for learning linux before installing it for real, though using a actual installer and learning partitioning are encouraged.


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

@NickAu: Great resource from noobslab folks. Using some of their images due to installation laziness (even when I agree with MadmanRB).
 
Similar resources (from my bookmarks):
 
...and at some extend https://www.turnkeylinux.org/


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:04 PM

While I agree that running Linux in a VM is a great way to play with Linux, I don't understand the point of this. Is it different from downloading a regular iso and installing it in a VM? I'm currently running Mint Rafaela in VMware, installed the old-fashioned way. Works great, BTW.



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 10:36 PM

While I agree that running Linux in a VM is a great way to play with Linux, I don't understand the point of this. Is it different from downloading a regular iso and installing it in a VM? I'm currently running Mint Rafaela in VMware, installed the old-fashioned way. Works great, BTW.

 

Well there is no partitioning involved, advantageous to just jumping in to learning the system


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:16 PM

I didn't have to partition. I just told VMware how much space and how much RAM to give Mint, and I was good to go.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

With preconfigured virtual images you don't need to do partitions nor any other part of the installation process. You go right to the desktop.

It's faster than downloading and installing the ISO.

The virtual images use to be configured with english language by default, something to have in mind for non-english speakers.

Is a good way to have a test environment to play with.

 

Another use of it is to create your own preconfigured image (with your preferred software and customization) and share it with others to let them try how much they like it.  :rolleyes:






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