I've recently started running virtual machines (in my case, WinXP Pro and Win7) in Linux Mint in VirtualBox in order to run software designed for Windows in a native environment. For some software, this works reasonably well, such as Office 2000 (within which I write VBA/Excel solutions for work, where Linux isn't an option) and Photoshop CS3. However, I also use Smith-Micro's Poser Pro 2012, which requires hardware acceleration. IOW, the software runs best with "direct access" to hardware drivers... the hardware acceleration components in VirtualBox don't seem to do the job adequately.
Because of this and other issues - limitations of where and how one can employ VirtualBox, a business environment not being one of the options, it seems - I was looking at KVM. I don't understand much how it works or how it differs from VirtualBox and reading the instruction page does little to enlighten me.
Would someone be willing to point me to a Virtual Machines for Noobs page where I can sort-of get an idea what I'm likely to need to know to get KVM working? Thanks in advance for any and all responses!