The Complete Guide to Speeding Up Your Virtual Machines

Posted on May 3, 2017. Filed under: Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

HowToGeek posts: Virtual machines are demanding beasts, providing virtual hardware and running multiple operating systems on your computer at once. As a result, they can sometimes be a little slow. Here are some tips to help you squeeze every last drop of performance out of your virtual machine, whether you’re using VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels, or something else.

Source: The Complete Guide to Speeding Up Your Virtual Machines

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Portable VirtualBox Lets You Take Your Virtual Machines Anywhere

Posted on May 6, 2014. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker recommends Portable VirtualBox Lets You Take Your Virtual Machines Anywhere.

Portable VirtualBox lets you install VirtualBox on a USB drive or external hard drive and run your virtual machines anywhere.

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How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Linux | Tags: , , |

The Help Desk Geek has instructions on How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu.

Doing this will make it much easier to use Ubuntu on VirtualBox.

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Lifehacker’s Beginner’s Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox

Posted on April 11, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Virtual systems | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lifehacker has a post on The Beginner’s Guide to Creating Virtual Machines with VirtualBox.

” it’s an easy, free way to try or use a separate OS without messing with your hard drive.”

This might be your chance to try Linux, or maybe run just enough Windows for your needs on a Linux netbook, or whatever.

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Test Drive Operating Systems with VirtualBox

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Virtual systems | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

[updated 2010.4.5]

MakeUseOf has a post on how to Test Drive Operating Systems with VirtualBox.

VirtualBox “is a great way to test out new operating systems, without having to configure your machine to dual-boot. You can even install Windows 7 on VirtualBox. There are two ways to obtain free operating systems for VirtualBox: using virtual disk images (VDIs) or actual installation disks.”

“There is a website called VirtualBoxImages that has a number of free virtual disk images for free operating systems available to download.  You can simply download the virtual disk images, set up your virtual machine to use them, power up the virtual machine, and you’re all set!”

Some of the “premium” systems requiring a fee can also be found for free elsewhere, and then this method used to install them.  This should be a simple way to testdrive Windows 7 or various Linux distros.

A portable version of VirtualBox is at http://www.vbox.me/ for your flash drive, disc, etc.

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