linuxman at avoura.com
Sat Jul 4 21:11:40 BST 2009
Download the latest version from
The latest version is 3.0.0, which I only just discovered when checking
the download page. I was using 2.2.4, which was good.
Do not use the Ubuntu repository version, as it does not have support
I think that for me VirtualBox is a vital piece of software, and running
other OSes in virtual machines is great, good for learning other
systems, and for running Windows programs that will not run in
Wine/CrossOver (like Sony Vegas). It also allows you to have multiple
copies of the same virtual OS. You can install an OS, then clone it, and
thus have a backup of that OS, or you might want to do different things
with the OS but not all in the same machine as that might cause
conflicts. For example, installing too many programs in Windows was
always a problem in the past (before I migrated to Linux), but having
separate Windows virtual machines means each one can be dedicated to a
specific task. And I have noticed that the virtual Windows XP loads much
quicker than a normal install of it.
I have also noticed that when I used Ubuntu 8.04 things were a bit
slower and using more memory, but with Ubuntu 9.04 they load quicker,
including the virtual machines, and it uses less RAM in use.
Norman Silverstone wrote:
> I am seriously considering installing VirtualBox and would welcome some
> advice on which version to go for. I shall be running Ubuntu 9.04 and
> would like to be able to use USB.
> Thanks in advance
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