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    Phoronix: VirtualBox Guest Shared Folder Support Coming To The Mainline Linux Kernel

    The mainline Linux kernel continues to see better support for Oracle VM VirtualBox with more of the guest drivers reaching the mainline kernel to provide a vastly better out-of-the-box experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ualBox-Staging

  • #2
    Thank you Hans de Goede and Red Hat! 👍

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    • #3
      Our minds are merging, our minds are becoming one.....

      Virtual Box, you are merging with KVM.......



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      • #4
        Great, but it would be even better if the host drivers would be merged (after being cleaned up of course).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Berniyh View Post
          Great, but it would be even better if the host drivers would be merged (after being cleaned up of course).
          Maybe Hans will pick up that task next. Meanwhile, shit corporation Oracle is strongly focusing on their main area of expertise - being dickheads https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/1...ualbox_merula/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by caligula View Post

            Maybe Hans will pick up that task next. Meanwhile, shit corporation Oracle is strongly focusing on their main area of expertise - being dickheads https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/1...ualbox_merula/
            Interesting story.

            You can buy Virtual Box if you want support. $50 per named user will get you 100 installs.

            Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise can be licensed as Named User Plus licenses or per Socket.

            https://www.oracle.com/virtualizatio...box/index.html

            As for that free version:

            Oracle grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license without fees to reproduce, install, execute, and use internally the Product on Host Computers for your Personal Use, Educational Use, or Evaluation.

            https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBox_PUEL

            So if someone is running VBox commercially and making money off of it, well, you owe Oracle.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by edwaleni View Post

              Interesting story.

              You can buy Virtual Box if you want support. $50 per named user will get you 100 installs.

              Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise can be licensed as Named User Plus licenses or per Socket.

              https://www.oracle.com/virtualizatio...box/index.html

              As for that free version:

              Oracle grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license without fees to reproduce, install, execute, and use internally the Product on Host Computers for your Personal Use, Educational Use, or Evaluation.

              https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBox_PUEL

              So if someone is running VBox commercially and making money off of it, well, you owe Oracle.
              Just keep in mind that this applies to the extensions package, not VirtualBox itself, which is free software.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                So if someone is running VBox commercially and making money off of it, well, you owe Oracle.
                Completely missing the point.

                Oracle is NOT legally allowed to shoot bullshit license fee bills at ISPs to get them to cough up their client data so they can go and bill them instead.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                  Completely missing the point.

                  Oracle is NOT legally allowed to shoot bullshit license fee bills at ISPs to get them to cough up their client data so they can go and bill them instead.
                  I wasn't advocating for Oracle's behavior. I was advocating for their right to make money from the commercial use of their product.

                  Should they go pimping ISP's for dirty laundry? Of course not.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
                    I wasn't advocating for Oracle's behavior. I was advocating for their right to make money from the commercial use of their product.
                    Well, that's ok, but it's completely unrelated to the article he linked. You might as well stated that you should respect people for what they are.

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