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    virtualbox on XP OS


    Has anyone used virtualbox I am new to Linux and I was wondering if anyone has had good results using virtualbox on a XP computer running Ubuntu or some other version of linux.
    Any suggestions on what Linux distr to start with?

    I really donít want to go to a dual boot system.

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    VirtualBox has worked pretty well for me on Linux hosts though I have never tried it on a Windows host. It's a pretty nice open source equivalent to VMware. Check here for which distribution you should run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guy40az View Post
    Any suggestions on what Linux distr to start with?

    I really donít want to go to a dual boot system.
    Check the link in my signature. You'll find some links there for quizzes that should help you to pick a distribution.

    Have fun with Linux...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guy40az View Post
    Has anyone used virtualbox I am new to Linux and I was wondering if anyone has had good results using virtualbox on a XP computer running Ubuntu or some other version of linux.
    I use VirtualBox on my XP machine at work. It's pretty nice, and you can't beat free. I've run Ubuntu and Linux Mint on it with no problems.
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    One other thing I wanted to mention about virtualization: you don't really get the full experience of a distro in a virtualized environment. It's nice, you pick up the basics, how the distro looks and feels but in terms of performance, I've always felt it's best to install it on a physical device and see how it does. There are things that go unnoticed in a virtual machine that won't pop up until you've actually installed it on your machine.

    Just a thought.

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