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Old 22. Apr 2011, 08:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I tried and unfortunately 2D will only works with Window's as the host
In the Linux version that option is unavailable. I have 3D enabled for vBulletin. Actually I don't like Unity I found Mint's so much easier to use I didn't find away to run 11.04 in gnome. I tried to install Gnome and the remove Unity. It just made my system unusable . I think Ubuntu 11.04 not allowing a choice to remove unity and installing gnome is a big mistake
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Old 22. Apr 2011, 01:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This just today. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/04/h...st-virtualbox/
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Old 22. Apr 2011, 09:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up about the 2D support.
At least i wasn't stuck with a old problem As I mentioned I got unity to work with 3D graphics enabled.

I've decided to delete Ubuntu11.04. I'm just not getting a thrill with all the Bling. I'm going back to Mint where things are not as flashy. Oh ya it easy now that I use vBulletin

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Old 23. Apr 2011, 10:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I am trying to implement some of the tips offered by Ritho that are geared at increasing performance of Virtual systems.
If I understand correctly Ritho was referring mostly to VMware. With the link at the bottom of his post dealing with VirtualBox. http://www.niccolofavari.com/virtual...ith-these-tips

From what I'm seeing Virtual Box is allot easier to use on a Linux host. VMware seems to have more tweaking options but it appears to be more oriented towards Windows. I guess my question is even though VMware is harder to setup on Linux is the net benefit worth the trouble for the increased performance. Keep in mind I'm only using vBulletin to test drive Linux distro's, nothing fancy (for now anyway)

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Old 24. Apr 2011, 06:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have use both on linux. Performance wise I think VBox ran better, but I would not say it was as much as a difference as some would have you believe.

I have settled on using VBox most of the time I am using it to test Windows software for this site. VBox has easy to use snap-shot creation and management which make it easy to return to a pristine state when I am done testing a program. VMware Player's snapshot capabilities are extremely limited, and while there are workarounds, it is hardly easy.

I do like the drag-n-drop capabilities between host and guest in VMware, but I found I did not use it very often. (VBox does have shared clipboard for text now in ver 4.0, which is quite handy and that with shared folders is more than sufficient for most of what I use a vm for.)

The best thing about VBox of course is that it's open source gpl software. There is a large community of helpful users, and is updated regularly.
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Old 24. Apr 2011, 07:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I think your answer is a fair one, but your far from being unique in your choice. It seems vBulletin has a decent following and to be honest vBulletin has worked out well with my Linus OS. I will spend some more time and get to know the virtual landscape before trying to judge which one is better.

Anyway I hope the minds at Gizmo's decide to make a thread dedicated to virtual systems and associated software.

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I tried and unfortunately 2D will only works with Window's as the host
In the Linux version that option is unavailable. I have 3D enabled for vBulletin. Actually I don't like Unity I found Mint's so much easier to use I didn't find away to run 11.04 in gnome. I tried to install Gnome and the remove Unity. It just made my system unusable . I think Ubuntu 11.04 not allowing a choice to remove unity and installing gnome is a big mistake
I agree, I have tried 11.04 but I just cannot get used to Unity. Mint was the next choice but they dont ship with support for my wireless card. Actually I have tried 7 different distros in last 2 weeks and only ubuntu and SUSE supported drivers for my wireless. So it looks that it is Xubuntu for me from this thursday. Ubuntu will suffer quite a bit I think from now on... bad move
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I agree, I have tried 11.04 but I just cannot get used to Unity. Mint was the next choice but they dont ship with support for my wireless card. Actually I have tried 7 different distros in last 2 weeks and only ubuntu and SUSE supported drivers for my wireless. So it looks that it is Xubuntu for me from this thursday. Ubuntu will suffer quite a bit I think from now on... bad move
Just seen this now so ignore my PM reply about Mint
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Old 26. Apr 2011, 01:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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To get the most from virtualbox, including graphics:

Use external storage for virtual machines, preallocate space if you can.
Enable processor extensions (vt) is you can.

After installation, install guest additions.
Power down the host and try to enable 2d/3d acceleration.
Boot the guest and hope for the best; won't always work, but some will.

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Old 26. Apr 2011, 10:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Use external storage for virtual machines, preallocate space if you can.
Enable processor extensions (vt) is you can.
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I'm using vBulletin 4.0 and I cant locate where to enable processor extension to VT
As a matter of fact theres a new version of vBulletin its now 4.6.

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