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Open Source Virtualization

This weekend I installed and tested an open source desktop virtualization software, VirtualBox. In fact, according to its own website, it is “the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.”

VirtualBox is now owned by Sun, which probably has the largest arsenal of open source software anywhere.

In my testing, I installed the latest Ubuntu, 8.04 Hardy Heron, which runs beautifully in VirtualBox on my MacBook.

2 Responses to “Open Source Virtualization”

  1. John Voghel Says:
    May 20th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Sun xVM VirtualBox is great, it work perfectly. Installed it on Win XP SP2 and installed Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM. The only problem is one cannot get greater resolution than 800×600. That’s a huge handicap.

  2. SolidOffice » Blog Archive » VirtualBox 2.0.2 Says:
    September 24th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    […] mentioned VirtualBox before when it first became open source. Now a major new release and some minor upgrades have brought its […]