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The problem you are having is likely due to the amount of RAM you have. While Ubuntu 14.04 only requires 512MB to run, having 1GB or less will cause Ubuntu to run slowly due to the graphic intensive Unity packages. More info can be found in this answer here. It is probably best if you try a distribution such as: Puppy Linux It is much more lightweight, ...


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Go here and download recommended release/flavour: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop Underneath download links are links to instructions for switching, burning DVDs, etc. Or you can follow Microsoft's instructions to burn the ISO to a DVD from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/burn-a-cd-or-dvd-from-an-iso-file


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Looks like it's an hardware failure on videoLAN's side. Hopefully it'll be fixed in the next few days. See this thread https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=123251 for details and updates.


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Blu Ray support is installed with this command: sudo apt-get install vlc libaacs0 libbluray-bdj libbluray1 These 2 command create a hidden directory and download an aacs keys file for VLC: mkdir -p ~/.config/aacs/ cd ~/.config/aacs/ && wget http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/files/KEYDB.cfg and VLC will play Blu-Rays. Source.


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Install VMware tools using the open-vm-tools package. apt-get install open-vm-tools Any other driver install is legacy officially.



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