By rickramsey on Apr 16, 2013
After importing your Oracle Linux virtual image, you can use the
yum install command to download additional packages into your Linux environment. Yuli explains how.
But what's really cool about evaluating an OS from inside VirtualBox is that you can assign each virtual image a unique IP address, and have it communicate with the outside world as if it were its own physical machine on the network. Yuli describes how to do this, and also how to install guest additions to, for instance, share files between the guest and host systems.
In this article Yuli shows you how to create and manage user accounts with either the GUI or the CLI, how to set up networking, and how to use the Service Management Facility (SMF) to, for instance, control SSH connections to the outside world.
Both article cover the basics to get you started, but also very valuable are the links that Yuli provides to help you move further along in your evaluation.