I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 on virtual machine for quite some time now and have been satisfied with it. Recently I came across Linux Mint, a Ubuntu and Debian based linux os. Though I didn’t really explore different flavors of linux (mainly due to lack of patience to scrounge forums for help) but Linux Mint did catch my attention since its Cinnamon version offers a more windows like environment.
Anyhow seeing that only a handful of guides were available guiding beginners, novice users like me to get started with Linux Mint 16, I decided to put together a small video tutorial guiding your through the entire process. This video tutorial takes you through the procedure to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon from scratch on VMware Workstation 10 (should work with other versions as well) and goes on to show the steps for installing VMware Tools as well.
If you have any questions about the installation procedure of Linux Mint 16, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I might be at a nascent stage in terms of Linux experience but can certainly try to help 🙂