Schedule

Schedule

Tuesday, September 2

1409677200 Tech News Today
1409680800 MacBreak Weekly
1409688000 Security Now
1409695200 Before You Buy
1409698800 Tech News 2Night
1409702400 All About Android
1409711400 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, September 3

1409758200 FLOSS Weekly
1409763600 Tech News Today
1409767200 Windows Weekly
1409774400 This Week in Google
1409785200 Tech News 2Night
1409787000 redditUP
1409792400 Ham Nation

Thursday, September 4

1409850000 Tech News Today
1409853600 Know How...
1409857200 The Social Hour
1409862600 Coding 101
1409866200 Home Theater Geeks
1409871600 Tech News 2Night
1409873400 The Giz Wiz
1409882400 OMGcraft

Friday, September 5

1409936400 Tech News Today
1409940000 This Week in Law
1409947200 Android App Arena
1409958000 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, September 6

1410026400 The Tech Guy

Sunday, September 7

1410112800 The Tech Guy
1410127200 This Week in Tech

Monday, September 8

1410195600 Tech News Today
1410199200 Triangulation
1410204600 iPad Today
1410217200 Tech News 2Night
1410219000 Marketing Mavericks

Tuesday, September 9

1410282000 Tech News Today
1410285600 MacBreak Weekly
1410292800 Security Now
1410300000 Before You Buy
1410303600 Tech News 2Night
1410307200 All About Android
1410316200 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, September 10

1410363000 FLOSS Weekly
1410368400 Tech News Today
1410372000 Windows Weekly
1410379200 This Week in Google
1410390000 Tech News 2Night
1410391800 redditUP
1410397200 Ham Nation

Thursday, September 11

1410454800 Tech News Today
1410458400 Know How...
1410462000 The Social Hour
1410467400 Coding 101
1410471000 Home Theater Geeks
1410476400 Tech News 2Night
1410478200 The Giz Wiz
1410487200 OMGcraft

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Build a Virtual Machine

August 30 2012

Virtual machines allow you to try out all kinds of operating systems without having to muck with your hard drive or setting up a multi-boot system. Today you’ll know how to run virtual machines for free.

Instructions for installing ChromeOS in VirtualBox
- Download VirtualBox. It’s free and runs on Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris.
- We're going to try out Chrome OS. Normally, Chrome OS is available on Chromebooks and Chrome boxes, but you can run it in your VM.
- Hexxeh put together a premade VM of Chrome OS so you can try it out really easily.
- Scroll down for the nightly build links.
- Download the Virtual Box build then open the .zip file.
- Open up Virtual Box and select “New.”
- Name your machine whatever you want and choose your OS and Version.
- Select Linux and Ubuntu .
- Choose how much RAM you want to allocate to the VM.
- We’ll select “Use existing hard disk” and then pick the ChromeOS.vdi.
- Then hit create. You’ll see your new VM on the left pane.
- On this laptop, we’re going to tweak the VM before we launch it.
- Select your VM and click Settings, then Network.
- Under Attached to: select “Bridged Adapter.”
- Under Advanced > Adapter Type select “Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop.”
- Start the VM.
- In the menu bar select Machines then click “Disable Mouse Integration.”
- Enjoy your ChromeOS experience.

Instructions for installing other operating systems in VirtualBox
- After downloading VirtualBox, create a New VM.
- Allocate RAM.
- Create new hard disk.
- Select your file type, VDI is fine for VirtualBox.
- For the Virtual Disk storage details, either select dynamically allocated or fixed size.
- Decide how large you want your virtual disk to be. For something like Ubuntu, 6-8GB is a good start.
- Hit Create.
- Start the VM and run through the First Run Wizard.
- Select your disc or ISO as your source.

VirtualBox allows you take snapshots of your VM so you can save the state of your machine. If you wanted to experiment with applications you can always restore your VM if you took a snapshot. That option is located under the “Machines” option.
If you’d like to try out other VMs, you can get pre-made VMs from Oracle. Have fun with your virtual machines!

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