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    Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2 released

    Oracle have release a major update to VirtualBox.

    • Spot the name change! added Oracle VM
    • Nice new feature in 3.2 is "Page Fusion" which is effectively Guest Memory Dedup, ideal for Windows VDI projects.

    Check all details on the Change Log

    Andy

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    Be also aware linux users that the release key has been changed so you will need to apt-key it.

    For Debian/Ubuntu

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    it will always be VirtualBox for me, i don't see the Mac OSX as guest working very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_nic View Post
    i don't see the Mac OSX as guest working very well.
    Does anyone know if this is OSX as a guest on a Windows/Linux host? If so, that would make a massive difference in a test environment, especially if you can virtualise OSX Server (that would make a difference in a production environment, too!)

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    Can't imagine so as a VM is not a Apple-labeled computer, which is then against Apple's licencing agreement.

    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/MacOSX.htm

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    Licence agreements don't stop software manufacturers - it's only the customers (you and me) who would be breaking the agreement if we tried to install the software on a VM

    It's probably only available for OSX hosts anyway - Parallels has a Mac product which can virtualise OSX

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    Virtual Box 3.2 has experiment support of OS X Server only. Not the client/desktop version of OS X.

    OS X Server will only install on to apple hardware.

    Therefore you can run OS X Server on VirtualBox running on an Apple system legally. (Mac on Mac)

    Notes from VirtualBox Manual
    Mac OS X is commercial, licensed software and contains both license and technical restrictions that limit its use to certain hardware and usage scenarios. It is important that you understand and obey these restrictions. Only the Mac OS X Server is designed to be used in a virtual environment and therefore, VirtualBox does not support Mac OS X client as a guest.

    As a result, before attempting to install Mac OS X Server in a virtual machine, make sure you understand the license restrictions of the Mac OS X version you want to use. For most versions of Mac OS X Server, Apple prohibits installing them on non-Apple hardware.

    These license restrictions are also enforced on a technical level: Mac OS X Server verifies whether it is running on Apple hardware, and most DVDs that that come with Apple hardware even check for an exact model. These restrictions are not circumvented by VirtualBox and continue to apply.
    It's probably only available for OSX hosts anyway
    The Ubuntu version of VirtualBox 3.2 does have an OS X option.


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    Didn't know OSX Server had any support for virtualisation! That's still pretty cool and certainly nice for anyone wanting to get an OSX server set up without outlay for some powerful Apple hardware

    OSX is an option on my Win XP install of VB. Cool



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