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Should Linux Even Aim for 'Prime Time'?

Oct 22, 2007, 20:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dwight Silverman)

"Fusion runs Ubuntu in a virtual machine, so it's not quite as clean as installing the free operating system on a physical computer. Part of the process involves loading VMware Tools, a set of drivers that makes things work a little smoother. In Windows, this process is automatic -- an installer drops VMware Tools into place, you reboot the virtual machine, and you're done. It also works that way in some versions of Linux.

"But not in Ubuntu. Despite the fact that this is a very popular Linux distribution, the Tools installer won't run..."

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