Originally entitled “Goodbye to dial boot” and stating that, a month and a half ago, Sun & Innotek, the authors of Virtual Box, an open source desktop virtualisation solution announced that Sun was buying them. Virtual Box is a free type II virtualisation solution permitting the configuration of a number of popular x86 operating systems to act as guests and hosts. I have just today configured a Linux VM running on my Windows XP Laptop, here’s how it looks, when its not full screen.

vbox5-ub-500w

ooOOOoo

Originally posted on my sun/oracle blog, reposted here in July 2016. This version has been edited. Instructions on how to use it have not been brought forward to this blog.

Laptop Diary XI
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