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How to download and install Debian 8.7.1 to Parallels Desktop.

Updated 28/05/17 Linux has several distributions with different flavours such as Kali, Red hat, Ubuntu and Mint; nevertheless, most are based on Debian.  Debian itself has different flavours, which means you can choose from one of the many exciting desktop environments.  Before any of this can take place Debian 8, stable edition, or higher will need to be installed.   You will learn how to: Choose the correct image Check minimum hardware   Download Debian Install Debian Install Parallels tools Try out different interfaces Step one Choose the correct image  Minimum hardware  Download Debian Choose the correct image for your architecture. You have a choice of 64 bit or 32 bit.  If you are using a Mac, amd64 bit build will be fine.  The live image is best burnt to a CD or USB stick since it is used to check an operating system out first, but you will not need it for this tutorial.  However, you will still be able to install from the live CD/USB.   Si

How to install Linux Kali 2016.1 into Parallels and install Parallels tools.

By McDonald, T | Last up dated 30/05/17 You will learn how to: Install Kali Linux onto Parallels. Install Parallels tools Trouble shooting Note : this will also work for 2016.2 and higher.  Make sure you have updated Parallels to the latest version. Parallels, another virtual machine, can run guest O/S on a host machine.  You will need to install Parallels first before continuing.  If you wish to install Kali onto Parallels, please read on.  After installation you will learn how to install parallels tools, which will allow for more interesting features such as auto adjust for your screen resolution. Before installing any new applications, a hardware survey will need to be carried out.  Subsequently, the applications website will have the minimum specifications listed. Kali Linux minimum specifications Kali Linux website  Install Kali Linux 2016.1 Installing Parallels tools Once you have installed Kali Linux 2.0, you we need to install Parallels

How to install Ubuntu 16.04 into VirtualBox

A virtual machine is an easy way to test out a new operating system; it allows the user to run a guest operating system on a host operating system as if it was any other piece of software.  Furthermore, Virtualbox is free and produced by Oracle. The o/s in the image above is OS X, El Captain, while the guest o/s is Oracle Solaris; it is two o/s’s running together side by side on the same machine.   Many distributions of Linux are available such as Solaris, Mint, Red hat and Ubuntu.  Ubuntu is the o/s i will be using in this example; however, the installation process is very similar for all the Linux distributions and flavours. It is always necessary to perform a hardware survey before installing any new applications to check if you device is able to run the application. First download and install Virtualbox . Before downloading, do a hardware survey to check you have the necessary hardware to run the operating system.  Ubuntu is a linux distribution produced by Cano