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Old November 10, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Default I love virtualization (GUI blend of Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

So, Sun has it's own virtualization software that I read about in a magazine somewhere and decided to try it out on my Windows 7 installation. It took some doing, but I was able to use a feature called "seamless mode" that put the Ubuntu GUI on top of Windows 7. The mouse integration allows me to just mouse over a a Windows 7 window in focus to an Ubuntu windows in the background and begin playing a preview from an MP3 file that is shared by both file systems.

It's kind of fun. Now... can I do some real work with it?


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Old November 12, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Virtualbox is sweet especially the python support in their API, I gotta say I prefer Sun's containers & logical domains for larger applications (not desktop).
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I belive the new VMware does the same thing
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I "belive" you're right.
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lol i did that on my mac with parallels Desktop
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Neither vmware nor parallels are free like virtualbox, though.
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Neither vmware nor parallels are free like virtualbox, though.
VMWare Player and Server are free.
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Old November 18, 2009, 02:04 PM
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VMWare Player and Server are free.
...and their SMP scaling is sooooooooooooooooooo much better than Virtualbox, going back to the "can I do some real work with it" comment. Obviously, I'm talking about folding - but the same is true for any other multi-threaded applications that you may wish to virtualize.
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...and their SMP scaling is sooooooooooooooooooo much better than Virtualbox, going back to the "can I do some real work with it" comment. Obviously, I'm talking about folding - but the same is true for any other multi-threaded applications that you may wish to virtualize.
Agreed. VMWare has much better performance than VirtualBox in my experience.
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