...but I wanted to share the coolness of this post, bought to you buy SeaMonkey on PuppyLinux, courtesy of a VirtualBox virtual machine. I love this already! Awesome! 8)
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lol you should try tinycore linux if you want a small linux distro or better yet learn how to compile and run your own linux distro by learning linux from scratch I have and never regretted learning how to do it either, gave me a new light/idea on how to use linux that I never conceived of before
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I have been experimenting with Virtualbox a lot lately, trying about 17 or so different Linux distros, from the most popular to the bottom of the list. It blew my mind when I got openSuse booted up on a virtual machine.
I'm tired of people living in their fantasy world when the clock is ticking away, and when they are unable to see reality for what it is.
Virtualization is big at work at the moment, we're using virtual servers, and more recently we got new laptops with virtual OS'es on them so that's what motivated me to give it a try at home. Currently, it's nothing more than a bit of fun but I might find a more practical use for it.
As for TinyCore, already tried it, unfortunately the machine I had it set up on is in need of some TLC (hardware failure) and I just haven't had time to look at it. I wanted to set up a pseudo dedicated Linux box (specifically TinyCore) to play with.
I choose Puppy last night simply because I had an ISO lying around, I'm familiar with Puppy, and I knew (hoped) I could have it up and running in a matter of minutes. I think from download time of VirtualBox to installation of it and runtime of Puppy, was no more than about 20 minutes, if that.
I was impressed was VirtualBox because I'd seen comments that it was nowhere near as good as it's commercial counterparts (I use Parallels at work), but from my brief testing it seems to work just fine. I've only had one minor issue and that is that my mouse pointer sometimes seems to get constrained to only a small area of the screen but if I move the mouse to the screen edges and back again that seems to correct the issue.
I just thought it was very cool last night and wanted to share it.
I'd seen comments that it was nowhere near as good as it's commercial counterparts
As I understand it, VirtualBox is essentially a commercial product. The binary versions that are available on virtualbox.org for a download, are only free for personal use or, for product evaluation or, for academic use.
And if a company uses these binaries for non evaluation/academic purposes, then it must come to some individual licensing agreement with Oracle. Or compile (or find binaries somewhere, I guess) and use VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) which has less features then the full version.
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