The Raspberry Pi is great because it’s a low cost way to test all sorts of crazy electronics ideas, but sometimes you might want to test before you test. Virtual machines are a great way to do so, and Grant Winney has a guide for setting one up using VirtualBox.
If you want to try out software without installing what could be adware or something risky, use a virtual machine. Virtual machines are particularly useful because of their "snapshot" ability, which captures and quickly restores the VM's state. Here's how to set it up and use it.
Mac: Virtualization app VMware Fusion just got Lion-friendly. VMware Fusion 4 brings a "more Mac-like" experience when running Windows programs, adds performance boosts, and supports running Lion or Snow Leopard in a virtual machine, finally.
The Department of Homeland Security recently planted several USB drives and CD-ROMs in a government facility parking lot to see how easy it would be to spread viruses, and 60% of workers plugged the drives and CDs into their computers accidentally executing the malware inside. To avoid the same mistake you should…
Windows/Mac/Linux: VirtualBox 4.0 makes creating virtual operating systems a lot less bothersome. The interface is easier to get around, the virtual machines easier to move or wipe away, display and hardware compatibility is improved, and new "extensions" can add new capabilities.
Earlier last week we asked you to share your favorite virtual machine application, and then highlighted the five most popular picks. Now we're back to highlight your favorite.
Most modern computers are powerful enough to run entire operating systems within your main operating systems, which means virtual machines are more commonplace today than ever. Here’s a look at the five most popular virtual machine applications.
Running operating systems in a virtual machine is a fantastic way to access other operating systems without rebooting your machine. We want to hear all about your favorite tool for creating and managing virtual machines.
VirtualBox is surprisingly easy to use for creating an OS-inside-an-OS, unless you have to move or back up your huge VDI machine files. You can avoid non-starting machines, however, with an XML file tweak.
All systems: Fedora 14, the latest release of the Red-Hat-backed Linux desktop, includes a library for handling JPEG photos that speeds up photo processing, thumbnail creation, and photo importing. There's also support for better control of remote desktops and virtual machines.
If you're intrigued by the just-released Ubuntu 10.10 beta and want to try it out in a virtual machine, you might run into some problems. The latest Ubuntu release uses a desktop system that's not quite compatible with VirtualBox's built-in tools, but there's a command line fix, as explained by the Unixmen site. For…
Running multiple operating systems side-by-side gives you the chance to test applications, run platform-specific software, and tons more without ever rebooting. It's also extremely cool. Here's how to run Windows, Mac, and Linux simultaneously and pain-free as possible.
Open-source, web-based administration panel phpVirtualBox helps you more easily manage your VirtualBox virtual machines—starting, stopping, and performing almost any task through any web browser.
If you're on Windows, need to use OS X, but don't want to buy or build a new computer, reader Bobby Patton shows us how to run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Windows with just a few tweaks.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Free virtualization tool VirtualBox, technically Oracle VM VirtualBox now, has quietly added "experimental support for Mac OS X guests" to a beta release. That's good news—at least for Mac owners, and those willing to dig into serious Hackintosh tweaks.
Windows XP Mode is a pre-configured solution for Windows 7 users needing support for older software, and, until recently, it required AMD-V or VT processor hardware. An update released today should make XP Mode far more accessible to more Windows 7 users.
VMware is a great tool for running Windows and Linux anywhere, but OS X clients are not supported. Snow Leopard can be made to run on Windows, and Mac-hacking blog iHackintosh has the nitty-gritty on getting it working.
Since the release of Windows 7 last week, we've already seen a VMWare Fusion update that runs Windows apps inside OS X with full Aero graphical support. Now Parallels is going head-to-head, offering a similarly slick virtualization package.
If you've been disappointed by the lack of Aero-based visual effects when you install Windows Vista or Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine installation, this handy guide will help you crank up the eye candy in your Windows virtualization.
Mac OS X only: If you're looking to run Windows on your Mac, you've got a few options. If you want to run Windows 7 on your Mac, complete with Aero, Flip 3D, and 64-bit support, try the new VMware Fusion.