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VirtualBox virtualization software

#1
I`m currently download VirtualBox virtualization software so that I can run Ubuntu in a VM as Microsoft Virtual PC will not run Ubuntu for some reason.

Has any used the VirtualBox software from Oracle? What do you think about it? It is easy enough to use?

https://www.virtualbox.org/
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#2
Well, as we can see that Oracle is one of the best developers on the market, so their software must be great. Personally I would suggest you to install ubuntu on different partition on your laptop/pc.
 
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#3
Well I think it's great if you want to test stuff on another operating system but don't want to install it on it's own partition. It's not an emulator so the performance is pretty good too but unfortunately that means we can't install 64-bits OS on a 32-bit machine.
#4
I use this with a couple of Windows 7 installations. Works great so far.
#5
I use VirtualBox every day. I volunteer doing support on a public forum and with VirtualBox I can quickly startup any edition of Windows or Linux and test things. I would say it is indespensible.
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#6
I use VirtualBox to run 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server under Windows 7 (x64). It is very stable and fast as long as you have enough resources (memory and hard disk space). Ubuntu likes at least 2GB of memory. The hard disk requirements depend on what you will be running. Setup is easy. Download the Ubuntu image and point the VirtualBox DVD/CD to it. Do install the VirtualBox tools after the installation completes. After Ubuntu installs, open a command prompt (ctrl-alt-t) and run the update/upgrade process (sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade). It's a good idea to update/upgrade every couple of weeks to make sure you get the most bug-free and stable software.
#7
I'm new to virtualization and I tried running ubuntu 64x on virtualbox and everything is working fine except the resolution because when I open an application, the window of the application is always outside of the screen eventhough I've set it a optimal resolution. Please help me!
#8
(04-16-2014, 07:27 PM)DJB Wrote: I`m currently download VirtualBox virtualization software so that I can run Ubuntu in a VM as Microsoft Virtual PC will not run Ubuntu for some reason.

Has any used the VirtualBox software from Oracle? What do you think about it? It is easy enough to use?

https://www.virtualbox.org/

Virtual box is one of the best open source virtualization software present now. Its pretty easy to use.
#9
I don't use it because when i use it Internet doesn't workUndecided

But, VirtualBox is the 1st virtualization program(And it is FREE)
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#10
(03-05-2015, 03:07 PM)loganin Wrote: I don't use it because when i use it Internet doesn't workUndecided

But, VirtualBox is the 1st virtualization program(And it is FREE)

Most likely, there could be something wrong with the virtual lan setings.
#11
VirtualBox is amazing (I prefer vmware workstation from what I've seen of it, but it's way too pricey... VB is free :)) and works great. VPC 2007 was good but now that it's no longer supported and can't properly run anything past Windows Vista it's kind of useless. VirtualBox FTW.
#12
I find virtualbox, the best program to run VM, these are my reasons:

1.- It is 100% free, no publicity, you can create VM, modify them, run them and export them.
2.- It is compatible with vmware, xen, and others virtualization programs and hypervisors. You can import virtual machines from others, create from the beguinning VM compatible with others and export virtualmachines so they can be compatible with others.
3.- It lets you create shared folders with you host, drag and drop, copy paste, even create networks between your virtualmachines!

Unbeatable. period
#13
I still prefer just because I am using for a long time. But virtualbox is getting better, maybe it is better than VMware currently specially for linux.
#14
I used to use vmware player, but now I use virtualbox. It's got really good internal networking features, you can build a virtual lan pretty easily. It's also good for distributing a dev environment to a dev team in a BYOD setting - or any other kind of team for that matter.
#15
If you want Ubuntu on a virtual box I think the wizard is self explanatory. And you wouldn't be struggling much with it. Just create the machine using the wizard, and then load the LIVE CD (which you should have downloaded from the official Canonical site by now) and follow the installation wizard to install it onto the machine. Partitioning will be taken care of the wizard unless you explicitly say so. And if you have issues internet connectivity, just make sure the Physical machine has internet and in network settings of the machine make sure it's set to "Bridged Network" and you're good to go!
#16
am currenlty using oracle virtualbox. it kind of lightweight then vmware and sure its free to download.
#17
I like VirtualBox, it's simple enough to use and free for personal use. Just set your machine config up, feed it an ISO and go. You could even get a 'virtual appliance' if all you want to use it for is testing out Ubuntu - all preconfigured and ready to spin up.

Bear in mind though all your hardware will be virtualised, so there'll be a performance hit. Not so bad if you just wanna mess about in Ubuntu, but if you wanted to e.g. try playing a AAA title in Steam, it'll be noticeably slower than running natively.

It's been a while since I used VMWare, but VMWare Player would work and sometimes gets better performance. It's pretty locked down - they want you to get their paid software - but is good enough for a simple VM setup.
#18
As for my opinion, VirtualBox is the best virtualization option out there. Now it also supports screen recording, making a VNC tunnel, tunnelling USB and other devices to virtual machine, working with different OS; hardware disk images... Anything you can dream of. The latest versions of VirtualBox are just great. The only think I am unhappy about is that Oracle did buyed it - but currently nothing really bad happend to the product except being named "Oracle Virtual Box" :)
#19
yeah I agree with all of you guys, VirtualBox is good and it is getting better and better. Still some bugs for me especially when dropping stuff, from host to guest and guest to host, so that's why they say VMware is supposed to be better...
I reckon that parallel is good for MacOs users, aparently very smooth, the switch between Windows and Mac is instant.

cool that people sharing their knowledge and ideas together at the same place... old school spirit, I like it :)

thanks !
#20
Been using virtualbox for a long time, after realizing how the networking bit works never looked back. 
Now I use vagrant for VB vm provisioning on the fly, its easier.
#21
Hi,
I use VirtualBox every day and the only thing that I can comment on is that it is great peace of software for virtualisation (also using hyper-V) because it is free, fast, and allows you to create your own virtual machines in huge range of OS versions. There are also numerous of appliances already prepared to be downloaded.
There are also some issues and the main issues I have found is the clipboard and mapped drives that sometimes do not work.
System is constantly upgraded and supported.
My recommendations!
  




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