11 December 2009

Virtualbox on Mac OS X

With Boot Camp in Mac OS X I have the opportunity to dual boot Windows XP if I like. I do like the idea of having access to XP from my MBP, but I don’t like the idea of having to reboot to use it. I definitely don’t want to spend more money on Virtual PC software such as Parallel Desktops. I decided to try out Virtualbox in Mac OS. I have used Virtualbox in Linux quite a bit so I wasn’t surprised to find that it works great. I made two virtual machines, one for XP and one for Ubuntu. With my 4GB of ram I was able to run both an XP virtualbox and a Ubuntu virtualbox both with a gig of RAM dedicated to them and the system still ran smoothly. It felt good.

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