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Install Virtualbox 4.3 on Ubuntu / Debian / Fedora

VirtualBox VirtualBox is a free virtualisation software for x86 based systems and is available for most of the popular OSes like linux, mac and windows. It runs on a host system and supports running other OSes as guest. It earlier belonged to Sun and now to Oracle. At the time of this post, virtualbox 4.3.2 is the latest version and was released ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on Debian 7 wheezy

Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest additions. Here is a quick command that ...

Install wine on Debian 7 wheezy

Wine Wine is a free implementation of the Microsoft Windows API for the linux platform and it is used to run windows applications on linux. However it has limitations and cannot run all applications. Wine is included in the base repositories of distros like Ubuntu and Debian, so can be installed easily from apt. Search for wine in your package cache using the ...

Install cinnamon 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

Cinnamon Desktop Cinnamon is a new desktop environment for linux that was initially developed for Mint linux and later made available to all linux distros in general. It is derived from the Gnome 3 desktop, but provides the traditional kind of desktop environment. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon ...

Install Xfce on Debian 7 wheezy

Xfce Desktop Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment system for linux, and is a good alternative to the complex and clumsy gnome. In this post I am going to show you how to install xfce on debian. It is available in the debian default repositories and can be installed right away. # apt-get install xfce4 This will install the xfce desktop with all ...

Install KDE desktop on Debian 7 wheezy

KDE In this post I will show you how to install the kde desktop on Debian 7 (wheezy). The packages for the kde desktop are available in the default repository of debian and can be installed directly from synaptic or apt-get. There are 3 different sized kde desktop packages that can be installed depending on your needs. kde-plasma-desktop < kde-standard < kde-full kde-plasma-desktop # apt-get ...

Add ubuntu ppa repository to Debian 7 wheezy

Launchpad ppa On ubuntu, lots of software can be installed from the launchpad ppa repository. The repository url has to be added to the apt sources list on ubuntu and then the software can be installed from the package manager like synaptic. However for Debian there is no such ppa repository. But since ubuntu is based on Debian and uses the ...

Apt get tutorial – manage packages on ubuntu/debian

Manage packages from the commandline The more common way to manage packages or softwares is from Synaptic Package Manager. Its the easiest gui tool to install and remove software from your debian/ubuntu system. However for those who prefer the console, there are plenty of tools to do the job as easily. In this tutorial we are going to look into apt, the ...



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