Today Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has arrived. I’ve switched back to Windows 7 operating system as my main OS. I don’t want to reboot into Linux whenever I need to check something or to work on Linux a little bit. Instead of this I decided that I will use a virtual machine for this task. I probably won’t do any high resource demanding tasks on my Linux VM, so it should be enough.
I used on Linux VirtualBox virtualization software. It is a good solution, but I like the solution from VMWare. They provide a free VMWare Player, in which one can create VMs and play them. Since I won’t need the advanced features from VMWare, this solution will be enough for me too.
I already installed VMWare Player and downloaded the iso file for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Lets install it!
7. When the installation process is finished, reboot the VM and install ‘VMWare Tools for Linux’. They will provide changing resolution when the window is re-sized, shared folders and clipboard. Choose Virtual Machine -> Install VMWare Tools… Follow the instructions.