- Many Platforms Make Light Work
- Linux: Where to Place Your Software
- Download a Copy of Your Required Linux Distribution
- Getting any Updates for Your Linux System
- Setting the Linux Date and Time
- Getting Out of Linux Back to Windows
- Installing a Desktop GUI on Your Linux System
- Downloading and Installing the Sun JDK
- Modifying the .profile File
- Testing the Software Installation
- Caution: Modifying the notroot Configuration
- Shutting Down Your Linux System
Download a Copy of Your Required Linux Distribution
As in my earlier articles on VMWare and Linux, I'll once again use the Ubuntu Linux image distribution. The reason for using VMWare is mostly convenience—you can easily follow along and execute the same steps without the need for disruptive activities such as repartitioning your disks.
So, browse to http://www.thoughtpolice.co.uk and download a copy of the Ubuntu 7.10 VMware image. While you're at it, download a copy of VMWare Player as well from http://www.vmware.com/download/desktop_virtualization.html.
Follow the installation steps from my earlier article (http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1180417) and get VMWare Player running with the Linux image inside it.