Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools
[vSphere](http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/artists/341025702) I’ve been a long time user of VMWare ESXi for my baremetal hypervisor needs. In order for it to function at its best, the recommendation has always been to install the VMWare Tools. On Windows this is an exe and a piece of cake. However on Linux it has always been a gamble.