User Opinions of Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1


1. Setting up Windows 7 Beta on VirtualBox -- TTC Shelbyville - Technical Blog, 2/2
S. Mallard set up Windows 7 Beta in VirtualBox. The post notes, "VirtualBox's version 2.12 works flawlessly." He advised readers that virtualization solutions such as VirtualBox not only save money and allow for the testing of beta operating systems, but also can be set up for production servers or used for testing when programming.

2. Installing a virtual Ubuntu LAMP-server on Mac OS X using VirtualBox -- Johan Mares, 2/2
The blogger chose VirtualBox as the virtualization platform for his Mac as it ran on Windows, Linux and OpenSolaris and supported a large number of guest operating systems including Windows, DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux, Solaris, OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD. Moreover, the simple and straightforward installation of VirtualBox made it all the more appealing.

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3. VirtualBox 2.1 for Mac OS X is Open Source Mac Virtualization -- Palluxo! Mac Dose of all Things, 2/1
The blogger thought that it was time for people to wake up on this Max OS X virtualization solution: VirtualBox 2.1, with which additional operating systems could be loaded and run - each with its own virtual environment. He believed that VirtualBox was the ultimate choice for many developers as it let users easily build, test and run cross-platform, multi-tier applications on a single laptop or desktop computer.

4. Linux Kernel Installation with VirtualBox -- Trumpton Blog, 2/1
The blogger found VirtualBox particularly useful in building kernels, checking appropriate boots, and switching between operating systems to have applications that run only under Microsoft. He described the installation of VirtualBox on Linux Mandriva and provided step by step instructions on how to build a Linux kernel.

5. VirtualBox vs. Virtual PC 2007 -- Amptools, 1/31
Michael Herndon installed VirtualBox on Windows Vista 64 and highlighted that it ran great and boasted better features than Virtual PC or VMware. He was impressed by the software for its ability to not only support windows on Mac seamlessly but also load vhd files (Virtual PC 2007 files). Michael concluded, "I look forward to moving to VirtualBox, especially since they plan to support running 64bit guest systems one day."

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