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VirtualShield for Linux fails to install in Mint20

VirtualShield sign-in screen in LInux

I successfully run VirtualShield in a virtual machine running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The app auto-loads when I launch the OS.

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To run EchoLink in a Windows VM, set Networking to Bridged

Ham radio operators like myself who own Macs learn very quickly that most applications and utilities that cater to this hobby are designed to run on Windows PCs. However, because Mac users can easily run Windows using virtualization software such as Parallels, VMware, or VirtualBox, the limitations are not insurmountable. In some instances, like the following case study involving EchoLink, implementation of a basic networking procedure is all that’s needed.

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May 3, 2017 · 21:46

I just bought Windows 10 to run on my Mac. Now what?

Start Windows10 upgradeMac users typically run Windows using virtualization software like VMware Fusion or Parallels and may be thinking of upgrading to Windows 10. Software developers are notorious for changing the look and feel of their company’s operating systems with each successive version, and Windows 10 is no exception. As a form of insurance in case you encounter a major glitch or want to revert to your previous setup, it is vitally important to make a complete backup of your Windows virtual machine BEFORE you upgrade.

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Filed under Apple Hardware, security, telemetry, Third Party Software, Windows on a Mac

Fix when Virtual Box doesn’t open

Virtual Box is another software program that can run Linux, Windows and other operating systems on an Intel-powered Mac. The other day I was unable to launch Virtual Box, which greeted me, instead, with an “Effective UID is not root” error message:

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