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Installation of Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity on VMWare

A while ago I posted a "how-to" doubling as a check list for installing Linux on VMWare and later I've added other posts full of little hints and reminders (e.g. fonts, keymaps). A few years later and that information is still valid, however my workflow has changed a bit, so here's a new post based on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) trying to consolidate everything into one big list.IngredientsA downloaded ISO image of your favourite distro (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint)A newly created virtual machine with 1-1.5GB of RAM, a 20-40GB disk and a couple of CPU cores.InstallationMount the ISO image to your VM and boot it up, then follow the instructions to install your distro selecting your preferences (timezone, keyboard layout, etc.). It helps if your Linux account has the same username as the one on your host OS - it helps when accessing your computer via ssh.Once the installation finishes and the VM boots up, log in with your newly created user account and password and admire …