[ubuntu-za] Virtualization on Ubuntu

Tim Johnson tim at pteq.net
Wed Jun 10 15:19:45 BST 2009

Hi Wikus,

I've used Virtualbox for some time and find it excellent.  Ensure that you  
install the closed source version for usb support.
It is very simple to use and should satisfy all your requirements if you  
have good hardware. Remember you have to activate any Windows OS that you  
install within the Virtual environment.



On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:50:35 +0200, Wikus Cornelius <wikusc at gmail.com>  

> Greetings,
> I want to use some virtualization environment at home to evaluate and
> test differed operating systems (windows and different Linux
> distributions). I have done some googleing on Xen, VirtualBox and Kvm,
> but I would like some advice and recommendations from people with
> experience on the mailing list. My criteria is ease of use, network
> support a must and usb support a plus. I am probably not going to run
> any processing intensive applications. We are using Vmware at work so if
> I can find one that can import Vmware images easily it will be an
> advantage. I have installed Vmware player, but it is a bit limited. I
> will be using Ubuntu for the host OS.
> Thank you,
> Wikus

Using Ubuntu 8.10 and Opera

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