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Old 08-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Im currently attending Itt Technical in SC About 7 weeks ago we stated Linux how to install, troubleshoot, connect to networks etc... well im having trouble practicing outsid eof school because they use vmware player but I cant seem to find it outside of school. anyone know where I can find a cheap or free verison of vmware player. I'll ask tomorrow when i go back to class. So far im a fan of linux. I would like to dig deeper into the linux OS.

P.S I swear i will not post for answers just help lol i see alot of people posing here for just answers instead of actually trying it out.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Welcome to LQ!!!

I am glad that you like Linux. And I am sure you will slowly start loving it :-)

As you said that your school guys use VMWare. For VMware workstation you have to purchase license whereas VMware server is free. Here is the link to download it:

http://www.vmware.com/products/server/overview.html

Instead of using VMware I would suggest you to use Virtual Box. It is pretty easy and convenient and yes it is totally free. Here is the link to download it: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

I hope this helps.

All the best with your learning. Enjoy Linux!!!
 
Old 08-07-2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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The free vmplayer ought to present the needed tasks. They would appear in the gui differently is all. Just keep in mind the idea of a virtual machine is almost exactly like a real computer. It is this computer to computer tasks you need to learn not the vm as such.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Knowing that you are in school, they may provide you with a license as you are paying for class.
It could be as simple as requesting from the school, maybe they'll provide it for you so that you don't have to buy it.
 
Old 08-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #5
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Knowing that you are in school, they may provide you with a license as you are paying for class.
It could be as simple as requesting from the school, maybe they'll provide it for you so that you don't have to buy it.
Yeah, they should definitely give you a license if you are paying for the class... Two of my friend have licenses from a school that they attend....
 
Old 08-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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Free download:
https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=...VTvQ5t7j4nI_RQ

Download:
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/d...are_player/3_0
 
Old 08-08-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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I will diffenity check at school my next Linux class isn't untill tuesday so there's plenty of time. There's hardly anytime after after class to get homework done. Thanks for all the help.
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #8
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I will diffenity check at school my next Linux class isn't untill tuesday so there's plenty of time. There's hardly anytime after after class to get homework done. Thanks for all the help.
I actually teach IT250 here in Michigan ... and can say with 99% certainty that ITT will not provide you with a license for VMWare.

VMWare Player is FREE to download from vmware.com; all you need to do is register. If you don't want to mess with the registration process, grab a copy of VirtualBox instead from virtualbox.org. VirtualBox will read VMDK, Micro$oft VMs, and also it's own format.

I've also taught IT203 (Database), and if all is the same down there (which it should be), you will use a Windows Virtual Machine in VHD format, which VirtualBox will run just fine. Also, VirtualBox is much better when it comes to 3D support (you can get all of the desktop effects going easier).

Let me know if you have any questions (outside of homework, quiz, and exam questions, that is).
 
Old 09-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #9
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i see you are a fan of emulating but have you considered running live or dual-boot. also fedora comes with qemu installed by default but it is balls slow on my netbook.

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