Úterý III 25, 2008

VirtualBox - virtuality out of the box

Some time ago nearly everyone was blogging about this event - Sun Microsystems acquiring Innotek. So this entry are my (possibly redundant) two cents. I have to admit I've always been sceptical to running non-native applications on some OS. And even whole operating system! (My scepticism come from ancient times when i was trying to run some very simple Windows-based application under Wine emulator- after few clicks I always ended with "segmentation fault"). VirtualBox was my second experience on this field, and I have to say a very nice surprise! Reasons?
  1. Out of box installation - either download ~17MB binary, or (on Linux) install by package manager. Easy.
  2. Nice and intuitive GUI - Created virtual machine with a little help of simple wizards. No need for any special setup.
  3. Performance - Cannot compare with competitors, but subjectively was very good.
  4. Irrational - I just fell in love with this piece of software.

Beause of reasons above - VirtualBox has settled permanently on my laptop. I hope I'll spare some time for studying possible tweaks to make first great experience even greater!
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