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On 13/02/17 21:10, mr meowski via list wrote:
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 Problem is, I suspect, that those notes will now be way out of date.Not casting aspersions on either Paul or the young lad in his post having difficulties (quite the contrary, at least he's having a go) but for goodness' sake,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 environments. Seriously, I may regret this, but if anyone has virtualization questions including "why the hell should I care about this", ask away. Cheers
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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