Debian 6 Squeeze image with VMware Tools

This Debian Squeeze appliance is usable out of the box and suited for real work. VMware Tools are already installed and the important features have all been tested.

Appliance Debian 6
VM image size 948 MB
Disk 40 GB
VMware Tools yes
User/password user/password
Root password password

The Debian 6 appliance comes with working "Shared Folders" for file sharing with the host system. Clipboard integration for copy/paste and drag/drop between host and guest desktops works also. Resizing the host window will change the size of the guest desktop and the pointer slips smoothly into and out of the guest system. The VMware Toolbox and most notably shrinking the virtual disk has also been tested.

Installed are only smaller desktop applications and system tools. OpenOffice, Gimp, Inkscape, Simple Scan and Shotwell got removed to keep the download size as small as possible. Reinstall them as you see fit. The outcome is a versatile appliance with a snappy desktop that is using the common Gnome 2.x interface. In a nutshell, this is a fine alternative to the many Ubuntu VMware images out there.

Applications: Firefox, Epiphany, Evolution, Ekiga, Empathy, Liferea, Remmina, Transmission, Brasero, Cheese, Rhythmbox and other audio/CD/video/system tools.

Zip md5: 78830e2ca0461966af623e607058ccfa