By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jul 25, 2014
Happy SysAdmin day and happy Friday!
Happy SysAdmin day and happy Friday!
Happy Friday! Our spotlight this week is a post from our Oracle VM VirtualBox product team on a brand new virtual appliance:
Oracle has released the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance allowing developers to focus on what they do best, which is developing applications.
With the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance, there is no need to install the Big Data platform components or configure them, that's already all done for you. Simply download the Oracle BigDataLite appliance for Oracle VM VirtualBox, start it up on your desktop or laptop and you are ready to go. Can it be easier than that?
If you like to get more details about the Oracle BigDataLite virtual appliance please check this announcement. Or even better, register for the Virtual Developer Day scheduled next week Tuesday, February 4th to get first hand answers to all your questions or to make your hands dirty during one of the hands-on-labs.
Have a great day,
-The Oracle VM VirtualBox team
The latest Oracle Virtualization newsletter is out! If you're a subscriber, you already have it in your inbox. But if not, here are some of the highlights:
Happy Friday, everyone. We hope you've had a great week!
The results from the Windows IT Pro 2013 Community Choice Awards are in and we’re proud to say that Oracle VM VirtualBox was named one of the best virtualization products!
This community-voted award is great validation of our work to enhance the product. Learn more about the latest release, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.
We want to thank the Oracle VM VirtualBox community for their continued support as we work to make it easier and better than ever for users to run virtual machines on their desktop and laptop computers.
This morning, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 hit the wire. You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris here.
This is a great release, adding a unique virtual multi-touch feature (great for testing Windows 8.1 applications on your standard desktop PC), support for new platforms and some really fantastic networking enhancements.
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For more information on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c:
Happy Friday! This week we're talking about tips and tricks for fullscreen mode in Oracle VM VirtualBox.
I use typically Oracle VM VirtualBox on the Mac and I find it very convenient to set my virtual machines to run in full screen mode in a separate Space. I'm using Mountain Lion, but this should be similar for Mavericks (I think, I haven't used it yet!).
To go full screen, first, launch your virtual machine. You can then use the host key (command on the Mac) and F to go full screen. You can also switch to full screen in the menu bar with View->Switch to Fullscreen. There's also a useful option there that will set the resolution of the guest OS to match your monitor, and that is View->Auto-resize Guest Display.
In the Mac on Mountain Lion (and perhaps on Lion, I don't have it around to confirm), this full screen VM will have its own Space. That means you can do the three finger quick swipe left or right to switch between your local Mac OS spaces and your full screen virtual machine. It's extremely cool. Another thing I do to make moving between the virtual machine and the Mac OS desktop even easier is to go into Mission Control (three finger swipe up on a trackpad, or open the app itself) and drag the Space with the VM in it all the way to one side or the other of your Spaces - I prefer the right side. Then in the Mission Control System Preference, turn off "Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use." What this does is ensure that you can quickly three finger swipe all the way left or all the way right to get either a Mac OS desktop or your fullscreen VM.
One other quick tip. If you don't find yourself needing the items in the mini-toolbar, you can hide it by clicking on the VM in Oracle VM VirtualBox manager, and then clicking on "Settings" in the toolbar. In the General tab of that dialog box, click Advanced and then uncheck Mini ToolBar: Show In Fullscreen/Seamless. The only thing I use the Mini Toolbar for on a regular basis is suspending the VM, which you can do just as easily by press the host key (again, command on the Mac) and Q. You'll get the same dialog that you get when pressing X on the mini toolbar.
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