F15 / VirtualBox

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 18:06:02 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 16:59, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 18:37, Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com> wrote:

>> I'm curious why virtualbox has gained so much inertia so quickly.
>> Based solely on the number of kernel bug reports we get that seem to be
>> related to it, I have almost zero confidence in it being reliable.
> 1) It works in windows
> 2) It works in mac os-x
> 3) Oracle has put a lot of money/effort in pushing it via searches

I spent a week in SC and ran into various people using VirtualBox. I
then sat down and used it myself because it solved a very big problem.
I had a laptop which I could not install anything but Windows on.. but
I wanted to run various ISOs I got from the show. VirtualBox ended up
being the solution and it worked like a charm. The UI was easy enough
to play with and its wizards walked me through any processes I was
unsure of. In the end I had 10 different systems installed and

So my guess would be to make kvm/qemu bigger.. make it work in Windows.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard
battle." -- Ian MacLaren

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