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jestinjoy 09-06-2007 03:05 PM

What is vitualbox actually for...........

lord-fu 09-06-2007 03:11 PM

From their website:


"innotek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction; see "innotek" for more about our company."
In short it allows you to install an operating system on top of an operating system and run both at the same time. Thats the short of it.

jestinjoy 09-06-2007 03:16 PM

After downloading
The site has binaries to download, what does a binary mean........
I am using Mandriva Linux 2007
Vitualbox is downloaded as <filename> to execute it

lord-fu 09-06-2007 03:21 PM

A binary is a pre compiled application to be installed, like a Windows ".exe" file., the rest of your install questions would best be served by reading the documentation for the application. And I am unfamiliar with Mandriva.


oskar 09-06-2007 03:53 PM

I use it for a couple of purposes. I'm testing haiku and ReactOs on Virtual machines, and I'm running a couple of poker clients that won't run with wine on a virtual windows machine. It doesn't work with 3d graphics yet, and it doesn't perform in native speed. But it does perform amazingly well. I've seen people even getting directx games running on a VMware machine...

seelenbild28 09-08-2007 07:37 PM

in fact it is very simple:

just run "sh and the program will tell you that it created a VirtualBox-xxx.rpm file. This one you install by using rpm -i VirtualBox-xxx.rpm or rpm -Uhv VirtualBox-xxx.rpm

that's it

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