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Thread: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

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    Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    I have Mint running on my second notebook and I quite like Mate and Cinnamon versions. However, Oracle doesn't supply a Virtualbox version specifically for Mate. Is there a "best match" version that would supply most of Virtualbox functionality, if not all of it? I suspect Mate's core is possibly close to Ubuntu 12.04, as it is fairly recent and differs mainly in its front end and mix of packaged software but does anyone have a better guess than I? Any suggestions appreciated, I'll try them out and report back.

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    Re: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    Moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.

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    Re: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    If you want things we have, you have to do the things we do.

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    Re: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    Thanks Habitual - I'll give it a whirl tonight!

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    Re: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    Here's one Mint user happily using the Ubuntu release of VB. (Although Mint did protest when I d-loaded that, saying that it's better to use the officially supported one - but it does work OK).

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    Re: Best match Virtualbox version for Mint Cinnamon or Mate 64 bit

    I recommend that rather than downloading and installing the .deb file, you follow the instructions on the Linux download page to add the VB repositories to /etc/apt/sources.list. Then copy that long command to install the repository key by pasting it into a terminal.

    Once you done both those things, just run

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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1
    If you follow these steps, VB will be managed like all the other packages on your system. You will be notified if updates are available which you can install using the System Update function that you use to upgrade all other packages on the system.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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