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VirtualBox

Rocker452 wrote the following:

http://www.haloscan.com/comments/clifnotes/MyReview/

IS IT FREEWARE? Yes and Open sourced

 

WHERE IS THE WEBSITE AT? http://www.virtualbox.org/

IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK EASY TO FIND? Yes

IF THE DOWNLOAD LINK IS HARD TO FIND, INCLUDE IT.

 

WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM IS IT? Vitalization program

WHAT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS ARE REQUIRED? XP or Vista

DOES IT REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE? (LIKE .NET)

IS IT A LARGE OR SMALL DOWNLOAD? 13.3MB

 

IS IT AN EASY PROGRAM TO INSTALL? Just run the installer

DOES IT COME WITH AN UNINSTALLER? Yes

 

WHERE DID YOU FIND IT? Ran across it at Shell Ext. City site.

WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Not really at the time but

had played with VMPlayer before and so thought I'd check it out.

 

WHAT ARE YOU USING IT FOR? Testing out various Linux OSes on my

laptop.

WHAT WERE YOU USING BEFORE YOU FOUND THIS? VMPlayer

HAS IT SOLVED A PROBLEM YOU WERE HAVING? Its good for trying out new

OSes without risking your real machine.

WHAT PROBLEMS HAS IT CAUSED? You will need a pretty new PC with a

Pentium or AMD processor(a dual core is better)and at least

1GB of ram.

 

IS THE PROGRAM EASY TO USE? It's fairly easy to setup virtual

machines and there is a manual that can help you configure them.

DOES IT COME WITH HELP FILES? Yes

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LIKE OR NOT LIKE? It will use your CD drive as

it's own and you can add usb support via guest addins for the VM. The

guest add-ins will also let you setup a share folder that will let you

share files between the host and guest OSes. I advise to read the

manual first if you haven't played with virtual software before as it

can be tricky to start with. There is also an active forum that can

help if you run into problems or have questions.

WHAT FEATURES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY OR CHANGED? I

would like an easier way to get the higher resalutions to work for the

graphics but you can generally get 1024x786 to work from the start.