New VM - VirtualBox
Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:32 AM
I currently have OS/2, Solaris 10, Ubuntu, Win2K, OpenStep, Rhapsody DR2, and BeOS as guests. Wacky!
Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:51 PM
1) It wouldn't work with the first boot disk I fed it to load the OS - it locked up.
2) It seems to not handle direct hardware accesses too well, maybe it shouldn't being a VM, but I had problems on a couple of things I fired up (Norton Disk Doctor being one of them) when I did get a boot disk to work.
My guess is they probably still have some stability and other issues to work out.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:33 PM
Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:48 PM
EDIT: Doesn't work with Vista x64 guest
Virtualbox doesn't support 64-bit guests. From what I have seen from VMWare and Hyper-V, they run 64-bit guests but neither of these ran XP64 very well for me. Not enough that I'd really want to use it.
I installed Vista 32-bit in Virtualbox and it runs surprisingly well in both XP64 host and OS X host.
Actually it has a new switch for PIIX3/PIIX4 virtual disk controllers (for better compatibility with vmdk images with OSs on them) and offers some new virtual network cards for better support with OSs like Vista and OpenSolaris which don't come with a PCNet driver.
This post has been edited by S.SubZero: 24 February 2008 - 06:51 PM
Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:03 AM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:11 PM
But, VMWare might be taking a bad turn. I tried VMWare Server 2 (beta 2), and seemingly they expect us to use a crappy web interface (VPC-style) for everything
Or, you can buy some VI client licenses to manage it perhaps ($$$) -- then one might as well just buy ESXi 3.5 instead. Looks like I'll be staying with 1.0.6!
Oh, and BTW, for those who are into PowerShell too (and VMWare), check out the VI Toolkit, it's great!
Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:22 AM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 04:00 PM
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