Desktop VMs with Virtualbox

Posted: 2013-01-15 20:49:36 by Alasdair Keyes

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I've recently been doing some development of a cluster of machines, obviously virtualization is the way to go.

To this end I've been using Virtualbox a great deal. I'm not really a great fan of Oracle, either with their flagship DB,or with some of the decisions they've made surrounding MySQL since they acquired it from Sun. However along with their acquisition of Sun they got Virtualbox, and in my eyes it can do no wrong.

It's a very simple, lightweight hypervisor with good support for a range of guest OS's. I've not yet found one that won't install SuSE, CentOS, Redhat, CentOS 4/5/6, Ubuntu, Debian, Open Solaris, (I've not tried silly examples like Windows 95).

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