How To Install Red Hat On Windows 8 Using VMware Player

Do you want to install Linux on your PC but wouldn’t dream of trying to function with it for every day tasks? I used to dual boot my desktop to switch between the two, but quickly realised this was not a practical way to quickly run a few tests on another OS before resuming my Windows session. Now, using VMware Player, I can create a virtual machine in about 10 minutes and run it within my Windows session without shutting down. This gives me access to a Linux environment straight from my desktop (backdoor from Windows 8), with Unity mode Here’s how to do it. Getting Started First, download the latest iso file for the Ubuntu version you wish to run. Here, I’m using Ubuntu Desktop Version 12.04.1 Then  download and install VMware Player (link below).  It’s free, but you have to register. VMWare Player Download

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  Select Windows version (highlighted) Install VMWare with default options and then create a new VM by selecting the option highlighted

 

Problems with Ubuntu unity mode:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
Before upgrading your system to a new Ubuntu release (i.e. from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04), you should probably run ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 first.

=== Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) ===
GNOME 3.8 that won’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 13.04 repositories. Other parts of GNOME 3.8 are available in the https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3-staging PPA but beware that many of those components have known regressions from their GNOME 3.6 versions.

=== Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.6 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.10 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.4 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.04 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.2 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntusudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
Before upgrading your system to a new Ubuntu release (i.e. from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04), you should probably run ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 first.

=== Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) ===
GNOME 3.8 that won’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 13.04 repositories. Other parts of GNOME 3.8 are available in the https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3-staging PPA but beware that many of those components have known regressions from their GNOME 3.6 versions.

=== Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.6 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.10 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.4 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.04 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.2 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 11.10 repositories.

There are no further updates for Oneiric/11.10!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

11.10 repositories.

There are no further updates for Oneiric/11.10!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

http://askubuntu.com/questions/227712/vmware-unity-mode-with-ubuntu-12-10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
Before upgrading your system to a new Ubuntu release (i.e. from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04), you should probably run ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 first.

=== Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring) ===
GNOME 3.8 that won’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 13.04 repositories. Other parts of GNOME 3.8 are available in the https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3-staging PPA but beware that many of those components have known regressions from their GNOME 3.6 versions.

=== Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.6 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.10 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.4 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 12.04 repositories.

=== Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) ===
Parts of GNOME 3.2 that didn’t make it into the normal Ubuntu 11.10 repositories.

There are no further updates for Oneiric/11.10!
More info: https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell