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Old 12-07-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Smile On Linux Mint - which Vbox is the best to use?


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I am using linux mint 17.2 and would like to install a virtual box. which would be the best recommendations in terms of usability /admin and resources.?


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Old 12-07-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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http://www.pcsteps.com/184-install-v...x-mint-ubuntu/

This is for installing VirtualBox. You then need an .iso image file of an operating system to install in VirtualBox.

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Old 12-07-2015, 10:12 AM   #3
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I advise "newbies" to use Software Manager in LinuxMint 17.2.
Once you feel that you have enough experience with the system then
possibly the 5.x series currently up on Oracle's Virtualbox.org

Repo should have 4.3.xx version
 
Old 12-07-2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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What do you mean which virtual box? There's only one. Or do you mean which version? If so, then the latest, 5.0.10.
 
Old 12-07-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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Hi.

Don't forget: VirtualBox 5.0.10 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack All supported platforms
and: Chapter 4. Guest Additions ...
 
Old 12-07-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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Virtualbox 5+ will offer updates from Oracle.

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Old 12-07-2015, 08:28 PM   #7
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VirtualBox works nicely on Mint.

If you were using "virtual box" as a generic term for "virtualization software," Wikipedia has a pretty good rundown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...ation_software
 
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From my personal experience Oracle Virtualbox is the easiest to use. VMWare workstation is easy to use as well.

There is another called KVM/QEMU, but it is not as easy to use as the two above. KVM uses your real hardware on your system, while virtualbox and VMWare use virtual hardware.
 
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I know VB has that option... ?
Edit\add: or, is that just HD selections I'm thinking of or confusing?

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Old 12-09-2015, 04:02 AM   #10
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From my personal experience Oracle Virtualbox is the easiest to use. VMWare workstation is easy to use as well.

There is another called KVM/QEMU, but it is not as easy to use as the two above. KVM uses your real hardware on your system, while virtualbox and VMWare use virtual hardware.
This might be off-topic, but I think your remarks are not quite correct. KVM is easy to use via libvirt, although the virt-manager GUI might not be as comprehensive as the Virtualbox GUI.
I am not sure what you mean by real vs virtual hardware.

One advantage of Virtualbox is its ubiquity - it's probably available on more platforms than its "competitors".
 
Old 12-09-2015, 04:25 AM   #11
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This might be off-topic, but I think your remarks are not quite correct. KVM is easy to use via libvirt, although the virt-manager GUI might not be as comprehensive as the Virtualbox GUI.
I am not sure what you mean by real vs virtual hardware.

One advantage of Virtualbox is its ubiquity - it's probably available on more platforms than its "competitors".
Setting up KVM is a bit more indepth than vbox but I agree once it's setup it's easy to use.
 
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Which virtualization software to use is highly dependent on what you want to achieve. For example, if you need 3D acceleration with somewhat good performance your best bet is to go for a VMware product, if you need the easiest to use with full functionality without paying for it Virtualbox is a good solution, if you need the best performance but don't have a need for 3D KVM/Qemu is a very good solution (though 3D support will be released soon).
So, without knowing your actual needs it is impossible to recommend the solution that would be best for you.
 
  


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