[plug] Kubuntu Koala

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu Nov 5 17:20:25 WST 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 16:07 +0800, Peter wrote:
> Richard Meyer wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I've just installed Kubuntu Koala and I'm wanting to install VMWare - it
> > seems to do this I have to install a package called vmware-package which
> > repacks the VMWare stuff into Debian packages.
> >
> > When I try to do this it wants "libstdc++5" which it says it can't
> > install - a quick search shows "libstdc++6" available but not 5 ....
> >
> > Any ideas? I'm really new at the Debianista type distros so any help
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >   
> Hi Richard,
> Do you have a specific need for VMware (ie, existing Virtual Machines 
> you want to run)?  Or do you just want to create/run virtual machines 
> from scratch? 
> If the latter applies, I can highly recommend Virtualbox.  
> (http://www.virtualbox.org/).  I have found virtualbox easier to install 
> and to work with when compared to vmware.  
> Cheers,
> Peter 

Well Peter, the answer to that is yes (and no) - (and "it depends")

To explain - I've been a SUSE fan since version 5.x, but SUSE these days
is bugging me - I am still running on 10.3 but I have installed the 11.x
and the release candidates of 11.3 and I don't like them.

At present I am running 2 W2K VMs under VMWare Server so that I can
connect to my mainframe machines in Sydney and Houston. I have to have
Win to run the stupid VPNs that they require.

If I could transform the VM "disks" to some other VM product I might do
that, but if I had to reinstall, I would not.

Anyway - I would also like suggestions from the Pluggers re a new distro
- I'm sick of SUSE, but it did stay fairly up to date, especially if you
enabled the "weird" repositories like Mozilla and OpenOffice.

KDE - friendly, please.

Richard Meyer
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. 
William Pitt, 1783

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