Step-by-step: Ubuntu under Parallels

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After writing about Dell offering Ubuntu this afternoon, I finally got off my behind and installed the lastest version, which is 7.04. I ran into some issues when installing Ubuntu under Parallels on the Mac; sure enough, thanks to a recent Lifehacker post, I found a fantastic step-by-step process at SimpleHelp.

There were a few kinks in the steps, so be sure to read through the comments of the post as there are proven workarounds for the few issues. I just completed the installation a short while ago, so I don’t have much to say about it yet. What amazes me however, is that on a single piece of hardware I can literally run three completely different operating systems at the same time. Virtualization has to be up there when looking for "the next big thing" in productivity and mobility. Just for kicks, I wrote this entire post on Firefox running Ubuntu in a virtual machine that really doesn’t exist. ;)

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