Exploring and playing with Linux is fun. But often we dread the effort to setup a Linux distro. To make that easy for you I have uploaded a fully configured and setup Mint Mate 17.1 system to my OneDrive that you can run in VMware Player. Just follow these steps: • Download the .zip folder with the system from my OneDrive (right click on the tile). The folder is 3GB so it will take a moment to download it. • Extract Mint Mate folder from the downloaded .zip folder to any place in your system • Download and install VMware Player - e.g. from here • Watch my video that tells you how to set it up - for further detail on how to setup the VMware Tools, watch this video. Enjoy playing with Mint Mate. If you like to alter some settings, consult the video tutorials below. Change the themes and skin Start menu and taskbar settings Tuning the start menu Terminal window setup Installing and uninstalling programs Screenshots and snips That's all.