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freakalad

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#36782 1-Jul-2009 14:29
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Everybody's favourite FOSS VM has now released as ver.3 (not my personal choice, but this is dead easy for laymen use)

http://www.virtualbox.org/

review: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/01/sun_virtualbox_3/

Available for windows, Mac & GNU/Linux

So if you need a virtualisation of a windows machine on your mac or linux system to play games, or want to take Ubuntu for a test-drive without affecting your existing system, this should do nicely.

Support 3D video abstraction, so games & advanced video are a go.

Would suggest chjecking that your CPUis VT-capable to get best performance out of it




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  #230089 1-Jul-2009 22:08
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Nice, I was using RC and I like it, just download the the release version.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

freakalad

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  #230185 2-Jul-2009 09:37
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cool!
what's it like? (my personal bias is KVM)
Any funky cool new features & stuff?




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  #231792 6-Jul-2009 20:41
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VirtualBOX is awesome. Built a test environment with Windows 2008R2 and Windows 7 using VirtualBOX on my Mac and it performs brilliantly. I can recommended the free download. USB pass-thru and RDP functions are very good. Supports DirectX if running on Windows. Can also run on a Linux box.

Seamless mode is excellent, I can run windows 7 and Mac apps seamlessly on one screen. Very nice.

Just for fun I also have Haiku (BeOS clone) running.



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  #232204 7-Jul-2009 21:13
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Decided to write a blog post about VirtualBOX detailing my experiences and showing some of the more interesting feature.

My Virtualbox post

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  #232247 8-Jul-2009 00:47
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I saw this review this morning on hot to geek. Use VirtualBox on Your windows PC

I like the virtual box and have dropped using Microsoft.

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  #232278 8-Jul-2009 09:01
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I use Virtualbox everyday for work. I run Ubuntu as my host OS but need to use Windoze to run 1 application. I also love the fact that it is totally free...

But I am a little biased as a Sun Micro employee... ;)

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