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Re: [LUG] Linux Training


On 13/02/17 21:10, mr meowski via list wrote:
Not casting aspersions on either Paul or the young lad in his post
having difficulties (quite the contrary, at least he's having a go) but
for goodness' sake, IT stuff doesn't get much easier than setting up a
new VBox OS instance for testing out a new OS safely on non-prehistoric
hardware! I hereby foolishly volunteer myself to field any questions
about this whatsoever so if anyone is having issues with VBox just go
ahead and ask. I don't particularly mean to evangelise VBox and Oracle
certainly aren't paying me to but virtualization is now such a critical
part of any IT bods toolset it slightly boggles my mind that there's
anyone left who isn't routinely using it day in, day out. There aren't
really a lot of problems that it's not applicable to anymore, including
hand-holding OS switchers through the murky waters of changing

Seriously, I may regret this, but if anyone has virtualization questions
including "why the hell should I care about this", ask away.


As usual, lots of helpful advice from Mr Meowski (Big Apple). I have used VBox in the past, with great success. However, since setting up my new desktop last year I haven't bothered. I must have a look at it again. Last time I used it I had made lots of notes about it as reminders and for general help. Problem is, I suspect, that those notes will now be way out of date.

I have a separate laptop which I use for testing out new, to me, distros, But, thinking about it, VBox could be more useful as, for example, I could have several distros under trial instead of one at a time.

And as one of the main considerations for me is which distro to suggest to a potential convert, trying out several would be a good idea.


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