Virtual Box ???

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MrAl
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Virtual Box ???

Post by MrAl » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:00 am

Hi there,


Anyone try this yet? It's a virtual machine that supposedly runs various operating systems in a virtual environment. Not sure if i would need it, but it's free, and may be useful?
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Re: Virtual Box ???

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:59 am

I've used it quite a bit, it works great. I've run Windows from Linux and vice versa. The free version lacks a few things but nothing a casual user would miss. I've also played with VMWare a bit. But VMWare runs a tad slow on my PCs so I tend to avoid it.

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Re: Virtual Box ???

Post by haklesup » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:08 am

While maybe not as universal, heres MS version for XP and a Win7 version is out there too

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtua ... -2007.aspx

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Re: Virtual Box ???

Post by MrAl » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:24 am

Hi again,


Sounds interesting too. A friend is trying to get Virtual Box up and running but it doesnt seem to
want to work right. I dont know if i want to fool around with this stuff right now myself though,
but i am keeping it in mind the future perhaps.
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Re: Virtual Box ???

Post by binary » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:02 pm

I use VirtualBox a lot. On my home PC and Laptop I do a lot of server software testing and I don't need any additional PC's. If your system is powerful enough you can simulate a whole network with a server (Linux or Windows Server) and clients like XP or Win7. At work I mainly run a Linux desktop but Windows 7 in VirtualBox for some Windows Apps.

Microsoft Virtual PC is great for Windows operating systems, but it's a pain if you want to run Linux in a virtual PC. VirtualBox also runs as a host on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

VirtualBox is real easy to setup and run.

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Re: Virtual Box ???

Post by bodgy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:05 pm

I use Virtual box for software testing - works fine on W7 64bit for me.

What exact problem is your friend having?
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