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VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Brings SMP, OpenGL 2.0

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  • #11
    Very exciting news! SMP and OpenGL 2.0 support just about double the value of VirtualBox for graphics programming.

    VBox uses OpenGL passthru, which has a measurable performance penalty. Unfortunately, it doesn't really make sense to benchmark the current version (which only support GL 1.5). Once VBox 3 is out, I will do some extensive performance tests - I don't expect it to be a speed demon, but I hope it will be usable for general graphics programming.

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    • #12
      Me, I'm still dreaming about a good GTK+ based GUI for VB.

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      • #13
        yay, Trickster Online works although dxdiag says that DX7/8 is broken, only DX9 test was completed.

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        • #14
          Hopefully it will be easier to install, setting up network interfaces are flipping PITA, much like fixing alsa's config to get e.g. 5.1 channels because we're still in 1990.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by whizse View Post
            Me, I'm still dreaming about a good GTK+ based GUI for VB.
            Get Qt 4.5 and tell it to use QGtkStyle.

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            • #16
              "Sun Microsystems has announced the first beta release of VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 1."

              Wow, so it's VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 1 Beta 1 then? Now THAT is beta software.

              Sorry, couldn't resist. ^^

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              • #17
                Hmm. Does VMWare support 3D in Linux at all?

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  Hmm. Does VMWare support 3D in Linux at all?
                  Yes, OGL 2.1 and DirectX 9c. Latest betas even support ALSA finally.

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                  • #19
                    Can normal people download this from somewhere? I don't mind running beta since I don't do anything important...

                    nevermind, I see you actually have to look at the mailing list link to get the DL though it is not on the VB website.
                    Last edited by rotarychainsaw; 06-24-2009, 05:02 PM.

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                    • #20
                      Beta 2 is out: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.0.0_BETA2/

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