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Old 06-18-09, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Virtualbox 3.0 Beta 1 is Out

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.0.0_BETA1/

Improved OpenGL and Direct3D support . . . I'm upgrading my client up now just for the heck of it.
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Old 06-18-09, 07:22 PM   #2
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Is it better than Vmware?
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Old 06-18-09, 07:30 PM   #3
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Is it better than Vmware?
Subjective, which version of vmware do you use? Its probably better than the free vmware. Its [sort of] open source and it has a really nice management screen. Its really fast, and the opengl/dx should be nice. I haven't used it for a while, but usually when I need a VM virtualbox is always my first choice.
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Old 06-18-09, 07:36 PM   #4
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Anybody know if the 3D support is advanced enough to run Aero in Vista or Win 7?
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Old 06-18-09, 07:39 PM   #5
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Subjective, which version of vmware do you use? Its probably better than the free vmware. Its [sort of] open source and it has a really nice management screen. Its really fast, and the opengl/dx should be nice. I haven't used it for a while, but usually when I need a VM virtualbox is always my first choice.
I use the newest VMWare. I think it's 6.5...

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Old 06-18-09, 07:52 PM   #6
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I use the newest VMWare. I think it's 6.5...

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By version i meant what edition you used, weather it be the player, workstation, etc. Its probably better than the player and more geared towards home use than workstation or any of vmwares commercial offerings. You can always try it.
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Old 06-18-09, 08:40 PM   #7
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is it easy to replace my existing client and use the same machine?
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Old 06-18-09, 08:43 PM   #8
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Changelog for those interested. Also, experimental DX 9 support means a maybe towards aero.

Version 3.0 will be a major update. The following major new features were added:

Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only)
Windows guests: ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications / games (experimental)
Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

Virtual mouse device: eliminated micro-movements of the virtual mouse which were confusing some applications (bug #3782)
Solaris hosts: allow suspend/resume on the host when a VM is running (bug #3826)
Solaris hosts: tighten the restriction for contiguous physical memory under certain conditions
VMM: fixed occassional guru meditation when loading a saved state (VT-x only)
VMM: eliminated IO-APIC overhead with 32 bits guests (VT-x only, some Intel CPUs don’t support this feature (most do); bug #638)
VMM: fixed 64 bits CentOS guest hangs during early boot (AMD-V only; bug #3927)
VMM: performance improvements for certain PAE guests (e.g. Linux 2.6.29+ kernels)
GUI: added mini toolbar for fullscreen and seamless mode (Thanks to Huihong Luo)
GUI: redesigned settings dialogs
GUI: allow to create/remove one host-only network adapters
GUI: display estimated time for long running operations (e.g. OVF import/export)
GUI: Fixed rare hangs when open the OVF import/export wizards (bug #4157)
VRDP: support Windows 7 RDP client
Networking: fixed another problem with TX checksum offloading with Linux kernels up to version 2.6.18
VHD: properly write empty sectors when cloning of VHD images (bug #4080)
VHD: fixed crash when discarding snapshots of a VHD image
VBoxManage: fixed incorrect partition table processing when creating VMDK files giving raw partition access (bug #3510)
OVF: several OVF 1.0 compatibility fixes
Shared Folders: sometimes a file was created using the wrong permissions (2.2.0 regression; bug #3785)
Shared Folders: allow to change file attributes from Linux guests and use the correct file mode when creating files
Shared Folders: fixed incorrect file timestamps, when using Windows guest on a Linux host (bug #3404)
Linux guests: new daemon vboxadd-service to handle time syncronization and guest property lookup
Linux guests: implemented guest properties (OS info, logged in users, basic network information)
Windows host installer: VirtualBox Python API can now be installed automatically (requires Python and Win32 Extensions installed)
USB: Support for high-speed isochronous endpoints has been added. In addition, read-ahead buffering is performed for input endpoints (currently Linux hosts only). This should allow additional devices to work, notably webcams
NAT: allow to configure socket and internal parameters
Registration dialog uses Sun Online accounts now
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By version i meant what edition you used, weather it be the player, workstation, etc. Its probably better than the player and more geared towards home use than workstation or any of vmwares commercial offerings. You can always try it.
Yea I have the Workstation.
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Old 06-19-09, 04:21 PM   #11
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So if I understand virtualbox correctly I can be running Win7 or Vista for instance and install xp-pro virtually? After a reboot I will be able to choose to open xp? Or do you start virtualbox and then start xp-virtual? Whats the point here??? So linux can run windows? I dont see any advantages here.I googled and found little to no info on this stuff...bunch of screenies
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Old 06-20-09, 09:25 PM   #12
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So if I understand virtualbox correctly I can be running Win7 or Vista for instance and install xp-pro virtually? After a reboot I will be able to choose to open xp? Or do you start virtualbox and then start xp-virtual? Whats the point here??? So linux can run windows? I dont see any advantages here.I googled and found little to no info on this stuff...bunch of screenies
Virtualbox will allow you to run any OS (minus Mac OSX) "virtually" underneath your primary OS. See here:



Make sense? It's a great way to keep your files safe from viruses if you download Bittorrent or if you are testing drivers/hardware/software. Tons of possibilities, freakin awesome technology.
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