This video tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on VirtualBox step by step. After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, we’ll install VBox Guest Addirions for better Ubuntu VM performance and usability. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 16.04 on physical PC.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Installation Steps on VirtualBox
1- Go to Ubuntu website and download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ISO
2- Create Virtual Machine for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on VirtualBox
3- Start Ubuntu 16.04 Installation
– Set Disk Partition Layout
– Set Time Zone
– Keyboard Layout
– Create User
4- Perform post installation tasks for Ubuntu 16.04
– Check IP Configuration and Network Connectivity
– Install VBox Guest Additions for better perfomance and usability
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What is Ubuntu Linux?
Ubuntu is a complete desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system and distribution for personal computers, smartphones and network servers. It uses Unity as its default desktop user interface.
Ubuntu Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/
What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was released on April 21, 2016. It includes the latest, long-term supported Linux kernel 4.4.6, the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. It comes with LibreOffice 5.1.1, GNOME Software as the default package manager, and GNOME Calendar. Ubuntu 16.04 has added support for ZFS. Finally, Ubuntu 16.04 introduces Ubuntu Snappy to the desktop which is new package management solution. Think of Snappy as an alternative to .deb files and PPAs. The Unity 8 desktop isn’t included on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by default, but it’s available to install from the repositories as a preview.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Recommended System Requirements
2 GHz dual core processor or better
2 GB system memory
25 GB of free hard drive space
Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
What is VirtualBox?
VirtualBox is a hypervisor for x86 computers from Oracle Corporation. It is a cross-platform virtualization application. VirtualBox may be installed on a number of host operating systems, including: Linux, OS X and Windows.
Oracle VirtualBox Website: https://www.virtualbox.org/
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