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ejlal
February 25th, 2010, 12:48 AM
salam alykom
:popcorn:

i havent heard about virtual machines before using ubuntu. i think my first time was when a memeber of our loco team suggest trying it.

so i googled it and found that the most popular ones are virtualbox and vmware, virtualbox is available through synaptic thats why it was my first pick. so installed it weeks later.
i got many ISOes from my brother 5 are linux OSes and one is windows xp sp3...
so i was very excited to get virtualbox to work in my machine. i wanted to see how it works and i wanted to expermint other linux flavours also i wanted to learn how to install windows!!.....apperently the repo's version - was a very bad idea- it gave me a really hard time and refused to work at all and no matter what i did it wont boot any of my ISOes i was so close to change my mind about the whole VM idea ..i knew my isoes are ok and google didnt help,i followed about any advice i found on the net to get it to work .i was getting a guru meditation error that wont get sorted at all.the only hope was to get the non-free version from virtualbox website, because people were advicing it,i went for it but i needed help to be able to download it because we are banned from dwnloading from their website, fortunitly with a help of a friend i downloaded the package..and the good news is...it finally worked!...no more guru meditation erorrs.
i tried/installed 5 OSes but kept 3 vms in the virtualbox. and it really worth the efforts.

what do u think about VMs and which one are you using now or used in the past? what for? what OSes work great from VMs?




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ما حبيت السكون الحاصل في صفحتنا..... الحل الوحيد كان اني ابراكم لانو دي الحاجة الوحيدة البجيدا وكمان بستمتع بيها:D....وكمان حبيت اوريكم انو مالازم اي موضوع يتنشر يكون مفيد:rolleyes:.....اصحووووووووووووووو!!

مع السلامة..

quixote
February 26th, 2010, 04:59 AM
Virtualbox is great. Even Windows is good under Linux supervision :biggrin: . It's the only useful, non-virusy way to run different Internet Explorer versions, each in their own Win install, for testing web sites.

I worry about what's going to happen with vbox, though, now that Sun has been bought by Oracle. They seem the opposite of interested in open source.

zero-n
March 3rd, 2010, 11:54 AM
VMs are amazing for test various things , i am using Virtual Box now but i have tried VMware once or twice for installing Red Hat Enterprise LInux4 & WinXP to enjoy watching it inside Linux.


Nice post

yasir.elsharif
March 14th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Hello Ijlal (albaraya) and the guys,
I am using ubuntu as host, I tried VirtualBox from ubuntu repo. but that "ose" version lacks very important features like usb support. so I downloaded the not-so-free one "for free but not all open" from sun, and it's just adorable I installed winxp and I am really enjoying it. the only down thing I can think of is 3D support for gaming 'cause it's very poor on that. so if you're a gamer just try to find something else.
I never had a chance to try VMwire and would love to try it once.. does anyone here recommend it?
Thanks team sudan :KS

mhmdfoss
March 24th, 2010, 03:56 PM
its nice for OS testing or just to jump from OS to other without restarting;)

Adntu
March 31st, 2010, 01:38 PM
شكرا اجلال.
لي كمبيوتر تعبان كيف؟ يعني ما تعبان شدييد, نص نص تقدر تقول
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