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 PostPost subject: VirtualBox        Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:25 pm 
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I've been looking at VirtualBox lately, and I'm impressed.

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It's an open-source free PC virtualiser/emulator, like QEMU but with more GUI. It has a lot of the nice features of VMWare, ie USB device support, Snapshots, and a feature where you can use Remote Desktop to connect to your virtual machines. It's proving to be quite nice, it certainly owns VirtualPC as far as snapshots and performance goes. I installed XP Pro in about half the time as VPC.

I thought I'd mention it here as it's a nice free alternative to pirating, erh, buying VMWare Workstation. :P I'm yet to try any betas in it, but it'll be interesting to see how well they run.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:05 pm 
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Looks nice. can`t wait to try it out :D

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:54 pm 
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I will have to check it out, looks cool.

BTW: VMWare Server is free alternative to VMWare Workstation containing almost the same features ;)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:02 am 
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I used that in Linux, works very well. Really surprised (and somewhat scared) at the speed that XP booted in a Virtual PC environment.

Also tried it in Windows XP to replace Virtual PC, got an error when loading the Virtual PC so I gave up.

If I ever play around with Linux again, this software will definietly be installed.


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I use it, and it is very fast, but it isn't the best option to the betas that require bios date change.


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Looks nice... I'll have to try to download and try it out soon!

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