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  • #51
    Originally posted by michael-vb View Post
    I won't go into too any detail
    Why not? Lots of peoples here are pretty interested in what you are working on for the next release.
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    • #52
      Originally posted by duby229 View Post
      In a way I agree with you. But it's biggest drawback is it's reliance on vnc to draw the display. It's sooo painfully slow. VNC is terrible.
      Use spice rather than VNC. I didn't compare them directly, but spice works fine here..

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      • #53
        Originally posted by No Username View Post
        I use KVM on occasion but otherwise I'm satisfied with VirtualBox. First is the convenient QT GUI to manage all the settings as well as importing/exporting VMs. Second is the guest additions being Linux friendly as most of the time it can be found the the default repo and scales the display/sharing folder properly. Third is the CLI integration with many third party programs such as Vagrant, Docker Machine, Genymotion, etc. I've experimented with running Docker in a VM running in VirtualBox that's running in a Docker container.
        What does QuickTime have to do with virtualization?

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        • #54
          Originally posted by not.sure View Post
          Use spice rather than VNC. I didn't compare them directly, but spice works fine here..
          I'll have to do that soon. I have been using VMWare, but if qemu with spice performs ok, I may consider pitching it.

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          • #55
            Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
            What does QuickTime have to do with virtualization?
            I'm pretty sure everyone here knows exactly what he meant, including you.

            In the end it was -you- that mentioned quicktime.

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            • #56
              The only thing I need from VirtualBox is them to lift the dumb VRAM limit.

              I want to run Windows in a VM for games, and I'm not really interested in installing WINE. VirtualBox isn't a solution with the VRAM limit. GPUs are coming with 4GB+ of VRAM these days and games are using more and more.

              I think the limit was something ridiculous like 256MB. Totally useless and the main reason why I still have to (annoyingly) dual boot Windows, and as a result, spend a lot more time in Windows than I'd like, because of the annoyance of rebooting.

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              • #57
                Originally posted by elapsed View Post
                The only thing I need from VirtualBox is them to lift the dumb VRAM limit.

                I want to run Windows in a VM for games, and I'm not really interested in installing WINE. VirtualBox isn't a solution with the VRAM limit. GPUs are coming with 4GB+ of VRAM these days and games are using more and more.

                I think the limit was something ridiculous like 256MB. Totally useless and the main reason why I still have to (annoyingly) dual boot Windows, and as a result, spend a lot more time in Windows than I'd like, because of the annoyance of rebooting.
                Even if you could increase the amount of GPU RAM that gets virtualized, I believe it's system RAM anyway. Although, a while ago I read about some work on qemu to support GPU passthrough, so if you have a second video card you could pass that through the virtualization and use the actual hardware.

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                • #58
                  Originally posted by dega704 View Post
                  In this particular case, Oracle bought Sun for the sole purpose of using their patents to sue Google; thank god that effort fell flat on its face, at least. OpenSolaris is dead, OpenOffice got ripped in half, and now VirtualBox is slowly wasting away. What a waste.
                  You're also forgetting Java and MySQL.

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                  • #59
                    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                    You can run a VM inside a VM? Last time I tried something similar that experiment failed miserably.
                    Although the parent poster sure referred to run a separate VM, but on vmware nested virtualization is somewhat possible

                    This is what I did for amusement.

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                    • #60
                      Looks like: Gnome-2 < OSX < Vista < 98.

                      Interesting.

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