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>Introducing: VirtualBox

30 Jul

>Well that’s nifty. Sun apparently purchased a Virtual Machine developer (Innotek) and is now releasing the fruits of their work for free. I was reticent to purchase either VMWare Fusion or Parallels (the two most popular VM apps) to run my (legitimate) copy of Windows XP (No really, I bought it) on my still-fairly-new MacBook. Yay! It appears to support a “seamless” mode, just like the other two, but I’m not sure yet if it has true multi-monitor support, which I definitely must have. Although since it’s supposedly open source, someone might add that feature very soon (if it’s really not there yet). And this is what makes it truly awesome for more than the fact it saves me $70 (or whatever those expensive VM apps are going for these days): there will be a community supporting it.

Click the link below for a screenshot of XP running inside of OS X, among others:

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots

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Posted by on July 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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