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Old 12-12-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried out Sun VirtualBox?
http://www.virtualbox.org

Been using it for a few weeks and runs perfectly.
Supports most operating systems dos, windows etc, and is really stable.
Seems to be the best virtual machine i've ever used.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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It's awesome. Probably one of the best VMs out there.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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Neat - Thanks Donk!
Sun Microsystems ftw.

btw - if you want to write an article on the different VM's and GUI's for old-school gaming (like ScummVM, D-Fend et Norton Commander and stuff) then that'd be good.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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wow this is free?
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I don't know how it's now with the latest version, -(and too lazy to look it up, lazy moi)- , but last time I tried virtualbox it was hell to get shared folders and LAN (and internet conn) working on a Dos guest, and same thing for W95/98, no real support.

So I gonna ask you, how's the MsDos and W9X VMaddition support nowadays in virtualbox?
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Old 14-12-2009, 01:01 AM   #6
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Yes, I tried and used it for a couple of years now, even back when it was owned by Innotek before Sun purchased it. I have never tried it with DOS though, usually I just use it to try out Linux distros. It is free (open source version is also available, but I usually just use the free version).
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wow this is free?
The version i've been using is free although you obviously should have a licence for the operating system installed into the box.


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So I gonna ask you, how's the MsDos and W9X VMaddition support nowadays in virtualbox?
Been running windows NT which is fully supported, DOS does work but is not fully supported which affects the resolution you can run dos under but for my requirements this was not an
issue. and according to this list its the same for windows 98
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes
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I notice the AT staff member "missing" the bit about contributing to the magazine...
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I notice the AT staff member "missing" the bit about contributing to the magazine...
okay i'll try find time for that this holiday
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Old 15-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #10
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LOL, ITS anything but stable...


Yo daawg i herd u like windows so we put windows in u'r windows so you can have blue screen of death while you're having a blue screen of death so you can rage while you rage.

^This heppened to me!!!
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