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Hi,
I just installed VMware workstation 8, and I also installed ESXi5, they work without any problem.  I can access my esxi though vsphere client 5, and it works fine.  Can I install ubuntu via esxi?  if yes, what is the standard requirement of cpu, memory and disk space for creating a new vm.

I also want to learn redhat linux, but I don't know if it's free.  Do you know where I can get a free redhat?

Thanks!
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Yes, you can install Ubuntu in ESXi and VMware Workstation 8.0. The requirements are exactly the same for a virtual machine as a physical machine.

Red Hat Linux distros are available for download.
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Download Free Eval Red Hat Linux here

https://www.redhat.com/rhel/details/eval/
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or download Fedora which is based on Red Hat.

http://fedoraproject.org/
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Ubuntu System Requirements

Ubuntu Desktop Edition

    1 GHz x86 processor (Pentium 4 or better)

    512 MiB of system memory (RAM)
    5 GB of hard-drive space
    Graphics card and monitor capable of 800x600
    Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port (or both)

    Internet access is helpful

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements
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by:sririta
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Hi Hanccocka,

After I installed VMWARE Workstation 8, and couple of OS systems, and now my laptop is very slow.  I am thinking of getting the USB flash drive.  My intention is to install vmware workstation 8, and couple of linux os, and windows for learning.  Do you think 8GB USB drive is good enough?  What would you recommend?

Thanks!
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