VirtualBox 3.0 released

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  1. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Sun has released Version 3 of the free virtualisation software.

    It has now experimental support for some games ...
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Still no bootcamp support. Oh well, can't complain about the price.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Does this version support Aero in Windows 7? The last time I played around with VirtualBox and Windows 7, Aero wasn't supported and there was no transparency.
     
  4. Detektiv-Pinky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really know, but I think Aero requires DirectX 10 or something.
    VirtualBox now only supports 8/9 - so I would say 'no'.

    Why do you need the eye candy? It eats resources like nothing. I run a Windows XP with the Classical Windows design and it runs very well in 256 Mbyte of RAM. Boots up quickly when I need it and quickly shuts down after...
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I can't seem to make it work on my C2D MacBook (GMA950). Works fine in bootcamp.
     
  6. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    Somehow I've just discovered virtualbox and now I'm trying to set it up with my existing bootcamp partition. Following the comma d line only method I got it to create a disk tha points to my disk0s3 but when I try to boot it Windows says disk read error ctrl-alt-del. Anyone get this to work?
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    AFAIK, VB doesn't support the use of bootcamp partitions.
     
  8. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    The day they get this feature working will be a marvelous day. :D
     
  9. Detektiv-Pinky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt that it is high on their agenda. VirtualBox is really more than just an specific Apple targeted VM such as Parallels.

    It runs on all kind of Host OS'es and OSX is just one other...

    I would also think that Bootcamp integration can turn out rather messy. You will have to deal with the Apple drivers that are installed, rather than using your own...
     
  10. mags631 Guest

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    Improved Networking Management?

    Hoping that VB 3 has better networking management and improved I/O performance. Ironically, installing Solaris on VB 2 was dog slow for me.
     
  11. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    It's not an Apple-specific feature in any way - it's a feature that lets you run an OS that you have natively installed in a virtual environment as well. You could easily do that with Windows and Linux in dual boot or any other two OSes Virtualbox supports.
     
  12. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    It is built in there, you just have to use the command line, not the GUI however I couldn't get the right commands to work and wire it up right.
     

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