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[News] VirtualBox 3.0 Released as Beta, Support OpenGL 2.0

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VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Brings SMP, OpenGL 2.0

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| Sun Microsystems has announced the first beta release of VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 
| 1. The major additions to VirtualBox 3.0 so far is guest SMP (Symmetric 
| Multi-Processing) support for up to 32 virtual CPUs, Windows guests now 
| support Direct3D 8/9 applications and games, and there is now OpenGL 2.0 
| support for Windows, Linux, and Solaris guests.    



VirtualBox 2.2.4 fixes assorted bugs

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| VirtualBox is an x86 virtualisation product available under the GPL. The
| product is backed by Sun, which offers enterprise licences with support.


Virtual Nation

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| Along comes Sun’s VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/)… totally
| cross-platform (there are versions for Windows, OSX, Linux, and Solaris, and
| even has an SDK).  Totally free.  Easy to set up and use.  And extremely
| powerful.


Sun revs VirtualBox to 2.2

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| Beleaguered server and system-software maker Sun Microsystems wants to change
| the Big Blue subject big-time, if only so that someone could talk about the
| new VirtualBox 2.2 virtualization software the company is announcing on
| Wednesday.


VirtualBox Gets 3D Acceleration For Linux Guests

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| Linux guests under VirtualBox 2.2 and later can now have OpenGL acceleration
| support, permitting they are running a modified driver stack. Also introduced
| in VirtualBox 2.2 Beta 1 was OVF (Open Virtualization Format) appliance
| import and export, Hypervisor optimizations for improved performance, Intel
| VT-x and AMD-V are enabled by default on new virtual machines, and
| experimental USB support for Solaris hosts. This release also has
| experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" host operating systems.


VirtualBox 2.1.4

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| Just after I reviewed Sun’s VirtualBox virtualization solution, the company
| released version 2.1 which added two major new features along with the usual
| assortment of bug fixes. Since the release of 2.1, there have been four minor
| releases, bringing VirtualBox up to version 2.1.4, which is the one I used
| for this updated review.


5 Reasons VirtualBox Rocks My Socks

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| Lately I've been interested in learning about a variety of the Operating
| Systems that are available today. I'm a big advocate of using the right tool
| for the job so experimenting with the latest OSes is a must in order to
| figure out the strengths and weaknesses of each. While experimentation is a
| great way to learn it can be a bit of a pain to find an old machine, format
| the hard drive, and install an OS. Dual booting is an alternative option, but
| there is the inherent risk of messing up the current state of your machine.


5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch

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| There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization
| platform. Can you guess which one it is? If you guessed Microsoft, you're
| correct. Microsoft is a newbie in the virtualization space but wants in and
| may make significant dents in the already well-established market that is
| significantly owned by VMware.

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