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catilley1092 10-20-2010 12:24 PM

I'm finally feeling comfortable with Linux
I was needing a way to be able to switch between Windows 7 Pro & my various versions of Linux (Mint 9, Ubuntu 10.04 & Xubuntu 10.04), and Windows Virtual PC didn't fully support Linux. However, I've found that VirtualBox works perfectly with my Linux installs, and now I'm able to progress.

Mint, being my favorite, provides me with the best environment to use & learn, is really easy to use. I'm progressing more and more every day, and Mint for the most part, completely meets my needs.

Also, on another drive, I have Mint installed on a 300GB partition, and am running Windows from it, using the same version of VirtualBox.

Finally, I'm so glad to be freed from all of the upkeep that goes with Windows, the usual apps, AV's, defragging, CCleaner, etc. When I log off of Mint (or one of the others), I simply select "Clear Recent History" from the Tools menu, and delete everything. It couldn't be simpler.

Hopefully, the way things are going, I'll be free of Windows forever, and can concentrate of having fun, rather than endless maintenance that goes with M$.

Cheers to All,

MS3FGX 10-20-2010 12:48 PM

Well, not sure that this is really on-topic in Virtualization (this would probably be better off in Member Success Stories), but good to hear things are going well for you at least.

catilley1092 10-20-2010 10:42 PM

It's not 100% on topic, I apologize. But the thread was about how my success has came this far, and without VirtualBox, it would have been more challenging. Actually, I'm promoting VirtualBox to everyone, as a way to make the transition to Linux easy as possible.

Being able to try out several, to find the one that meets your needs, w/o the partitioning of drives, is great. The Live CD is OK, but going virtual is better.

Many thanks to the members here who have unknowingly helped me to get where I'm at now, through the many posts & threads that I've read.

In the future, I'll try to do better to keep my threads where they belong, but I honestly thought that this was the proper place for it. Thanks for the advice.


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