Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon VMware Tools Terminal Direct Install

Open terminal, elevate user with sudo -i, and enter the following command:

“sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop”.

Then reboot the VM to complete the install.

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No Sound in VMware Workstation Linux

You will need to select the VM then right click to settings, then click on sound card, under device status check both, and connection select default card then click OK. You should have sound on your Linux virtual machine is you dont, retart the VM and if the issue persist restart the computer. 

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Best Linux Distro for Systems Administrators

What is the best Linux Distro?

One of the most important things to consider when picking a Linux distribution is where will it be used. So whether you are just starting out as a sys admin or a seasoned pro you need to pick the right distro. If you are a student I would suggest Ubuntu because it gives a polished Windows like desktop environment. If you are entering the job market or currently working for a company, find out what Linux distro the admins, engineers and developers use at your location. If you are in between school and work, then I would suggest CentOS which is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Suse Linux Enterprise Server the public version of OpenSuse backed by Novell.

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