Success/failure reports installing Windows 7 beta in VirtualBox on Slackware 12.2 ?
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Distribution: Slint64-14.2 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
I was successful in installing and running VirtualBox 2.1.4 with the SlackBuilds provided by Heinz @ slackbuilds.org (OSE edition) but ended up installing the PUEL edition instead as there is not support for USB in the OSE edition as of today.
At first, to my eyes Windows 7 beta seems to have a cleaner GUI than Vista (wich I had to use on a very few occasions) but I can't say much about it.
In fact I only needed it because I wanted to install the driver for an USB to VGA adapter I bought and for which there is no Linux driver yet. At least that works
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-21-2009 at 11:55 AM.
For me it's just playing around a bit.
My 2 cents: W7 is faster and less irritating than Vista, and it looks nice. My network configuration (static IP) was automatically configured properly without me adjusting anything, which surprised me.
Further more, the looks have been heavily inspired by Mac OS X and KDE 4, if you ask me. Internet Explorer 8 is a disaster in my opinion (well, when you're used to Firefox or Opera). Like always: Windows tries to think for you (and I don't like that ).
It's leaner and less irritating than Vista and more secure than XP, so I guess Windows 7 users make a step forward.
On the other hand: it's clear that MS has lost it from Apple and KDE as it comes to "userfriendly" and "good looks".
Do you have USB working in Windows 7 through KVM ?
I'll try it and see then report back here within several days (no one passed me more round to_its yet). Works fine on the host.
Unfortunately it won't work as my CPU (Intel Pentium M) is not VT capable
I don't know how much of a speed difference
But, here, with the setup I shared, Win 7 runs just like as if its right on the hardware of a moderately powerful pentium 4 desktop box (it's not -- it's the guest in KVM -- Slack is the host). I Got W!n right where it belongs -- where **I** am in control -- where **I** run the show
Win 7 screen res don't go any higher than 1024x768 (probably a limitation of the Qemu that KVM uses) (hint: Qemu furnishes certain "hardware" [the virtualized kind] to the guest).
This setup will not be for everyone. But it serves my need very very well.