off topic : Parallels alternative : VirtualBox
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Mon Jul 28 07:42:03 CDT 2008
Merci Pierre for all this info !
Downloaded it , could see in the download pages,
that VirtualBox for Mac isn't anymore in Beta ( on the
screenshots's pages they still say it is ! )
As a former user ( well, still yet ) I have Ubuntu 8.04 under Parallels.
Do you know an easy way to convert my Parallels Hard Disk
Image .pvs / .pvd
to VirtualBox ? Seems there is a solution via QEMU, but is there
something more simple ?
And second question, which put this thread in On Topic.
Can we share folders from Rev running on MacOS and the second one on
a virtual machine ?
That would be great.... may be I'm again dreaming :-)
ps: I'm on MacBook /2 GB RAM / Tiger
> Hello Thierry,
> I'm running the GPL version of VirtualBox 1.6.2 under MacOS X
> 10.5.4 - MacBook Pro 2 Ghz. At this time, 2 hosted OS are installed
> - Win 2000 Pro packed inside a VMWare .wmdk partition (because i
> used the VMWare Fusion's "VMware Importer.app" to convert it in
> just two clicks from its original Parallels 3.xx ".pvs" format ;
> - Win XP Pro SP2 packed inside a native VirtualBox .vdi partition.
> Both are just working very well and fast. The RAM and processor's
> time footprints of VirtualBox are the lowest i ever seen about
> virtualisation !
> Le 28 juil. 08 à 11:25, Thierry a écrit :
>> Le 28 juil. 08 à 11:02, Pierre Sahores a écrit :
>>> Hello There,
>>> Just a quick note to recommand Sun's VirtualBox instead of
>>> Parallels 3.xx i'm no more happy with...
>>> Lots more stable and fast ; able to run natively VMWare VMDK
>>> partitions ; free and commercial versions ;-)
>>> Kind Regards
>> Hi Pierre,
>> Which platform are you working with VirtualBox ?
>> On Mac, seems it's still a Beta version ?
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