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How to Run an ISO Image File in VirtualBox. If some of you did not know, you can run ISO image files using VirtualBox.

How to Run an ISO Image File in VirtualBox

This is useful because it saves you time and Cds. A while ago I was working on creating my own Custom Ubuntu LiveCD. There was a lot of trial and error involved, which let me to create numerous ISO images. Imagine if I did not have this capability, how much time I would have wasted restarting the computer every time I had a new CD, or how much time I would have spent burning CD-RWs, or CD-Rs which would have ended up in the garbage. VirtualBox’s advantages are vast; in this tutorial I will show you one of these many advantges: How to run an ISO image using VirtualBox. Instructions In order to run an ISO image you must have a virtual machine already created. Next, in the settings window you are going to select “Storage“. You should now see that your ISO image has been transformed into a regular CD and it is ready to be used. Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Via PPA Repository [JDK8] Update: Oracle Java 8 is now stable.

Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Via PPA Repository [JDK8]

Below you'll find instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint via a PPA repository. The PPA supports JDK8 for both 32bit and 64bit as well as ARM (ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI - there's no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle's website). As a reminder, the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA doesn't include any Java binaries, just a script that automatically downloads and install Oracle Java 8. Everything is done automatically so you'll get updates through the update manager for JDK8 which includes JRE8 and the Java browser plugin. It's also important to note that the Oracle Java 8 installer is considered in alpha and is offered without any guarantees! If you want to install Oracle Java 7 instead, see THIS post (PPA for all supported Ubuntu / Linux Mint versions).

Debian users will find installation instructions in the following article: How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8] Or, "javac -version": How To Use Facebook Messenger on Linux. Pidgin is the Linux IM client with the most features; Facebook is the most popular social network.

How To Use Facebook Messenger on Linux

Lately, though, anyone using Pidgin to connect to Facebook’s chat feature has been seeing this error message: What’s going on? Facebook shut down XMPP compatibility back in April, and the instructions for integrating Facebook chat with Pidgin depended on that compatibility. WhatsApp for Pidgin. GNOME Shell Extensions. Easy Steps to Make GNOME 3 More Efficient. Few Linux desktops have brought about such controversy as GNOME 3.

Easy Steps to Make GNOME 3 More Efficient

It’s been ridiculed, scorned, and hated since it was first released. Thing is, it’s actually a very good desktop. It’s solid, reliable, stable, elegant, simple... and with a few minor tweaks and additions, it can be made into one of the most efficient and user-friendly desktops on the market. How can I low-level format flash memory in Linux? Restore Your USB Key to it's original state. After having tooled around with a USB Linux version using your image overwritten or multi partitioned flash pen drive, you might find it necessary to revert it back to a single fat partition (restore the flash pen drive to its original state) that can again be read by all computers. Windows users can follow the Windows instructions below to Restore a Flash Drive using the HP USB Format Tool. For those working from Linux this task can easily be accomplished via the Linux Flash Drive Restoration tutorial that follows.

Restoring your USB key to its original state using Windows/Mac OS: Windows and or Mac OS users could use the SD Formatter Tool to reformat and restore a USB Drive. Or alternately, Windows users could use BOOTICE Download, extract, and run Pauly's BOOTICE Tool(1) Select your USB Flash Drive from the list, (2) Click Parts Manage (1) Click Repartitioning (1) Under Disk Mode, Choose USB-FDD, USB-HDD, or USB-ZIP mode I use USB-HDD as it works with every BIOS I use. (2) Click OK. Need More, Or Updated, Software? Try These 7 Ubuntu PPAs. You’ve installed a fresh copy of your favorite Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, either directly on your hard drive or in a virtual machine.

Need More, Or Updated, Software? Try These 7 Ubuntu PPAs

The default repositories are pretty good, but since we’re able to add PPAs and other repositories to our installations, we can make our software selection better. Save yourself the time to check around the Internet for the best PPAs to add to your Linux installation – we’ve done the research for you and compiled it all into a simple list to check out! Oibaf and Xorg-Edgers Looking for the latest open graphics drivers? Look no further. Oibaf is a PPA that includes the very latest graphics drivers, and is updated virtually every day.