Virtual Box 2.2
VirtualBox for Windows is similar in functionality to the VirtualBox Mac version and it's reasonable for systems professionals, but non IT folks won't be happy
- iSCSI support, VirtualBox-installed drivers worked fine
- No drag-and-drop of files between a host and guest VM, poor USB support
VirtualBox for Windows is similar in functionality to the VirtualBox Mac version and it's reasonable for systems professionals, but non IT folks won't be happy. We were impressed by the seamless mode, but this is a free project, and it needs work.
Shared folders weren't easy to find. As an example, typing a share name directly (example: \\vboxsvr\sharename ) didn't work, but browsing to it did (which showed the same address when typing directly).
Under seamless mode, the guest Start menu is displayed just above the host Start menu, so it looks like there are two start menus. With Vista as a host, it's pretty easy to tell the difference, but when running XP within XP, it looks like two start menus on top of each other.
Running Ubuntu guest
Like the XP and Vista installation, Ubuntu installed into VirtualBox 2.2 without any difficulties. The VirtualBox tools (actually drivers) easily installed and compiled as a Linux script. Our Bluetooth pairing and file movement test passed. The USB devices were recognized, but our USB camera didn't work, similar to what happened in XP. Our small HP notebook's fingerprint reader device doesn't have drivers for Ubuntu, so it couldn't be detected or tested.
The Ubuntu Seamless mode worked similarly to how XP hosts Windows. Moving hosted windows around by dragging them proved choppy and somewhat difficult, also showing remnants of the Ubuntu desktop background. But otherwise it worked well. Sharing folders required us to use the Linux mount command, but instructions are given.
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