Anyone played around with Virtual Box?

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nelsoncp21 Posted: Sun, Dec 19 2010 10:28 PM

A friend led me to a program called virtual box. Sounds like a really interesting and full of potential. I was just wondering if anyone here has played around with it and what kinda uses they are getting out of it.

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transam02 replied on Mon, Dec 20 2010 8:37 AM

Yea I use it. Its a pretty useful program to use to test out different linux Operating Systems. Also a very big plus is that its free.

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transam02 replied on Mon, Dec 20 2010 8:42 AM

Here is a site that has several images. Also you can create your own images.

http://virtualboxes.org/images/

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Dec 20 2010 12:21 PM

nelsoncp21:

A friend led me to a program called virtual box. Sounds like a really interesting and full of potential. I was just wondering if anyone here has played around with it and what kinda uses they are getting out of it.

Yeah - I've been using it for quite a while.  (At least a little before April 2009 -See the tags on this message)

I imaged my old XP hard drive and put it in a VM that I use whenever I'm testing cross-platform apps.  It has 3D acceleration too, but most games run a heck of a lot faster under Wine.  It is good for one idiotic training company I've used, who's virtual classroom software is implemented as a clunky ActiveX control.

I also have several different Linux distros (Mint, Debian, Suse, Jolicloud, Ubuntu, and some others) in it that I use when testing bleeding-edge dist upgrades.

I'll keep using it for now, as I prefer its simplicity over vmWare.  But, Oracle is doing a lot to turn the community away from their projects.  If someone forks it and writes their own USB extensions, I could see jumping ship to the new project.

To the current dev's credit, they fixed a bug I reported in the VBox 4.0 beta in amazing time.

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Dec 22 2010 2:55 PM

By the way, the 4.0 final was released today, and includes the RONX fix that was causing problems for people running the latest Natty alpha kernel.

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