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VirtualBox: Windows on your Ubuntu

Posted by thio4linux on October 2, 2007


If your Ubuntu doesn’t satisfy you totally…

VirtualBox is a virtual machine (I think the best one) Open Source with which you can emulate on your Ubuntu each Windows system until the last Win Vista… A very good way to integrate all your favourite winzoz programs in Linux when wine doesn’t support them.

Official Site: http://www.virtualbox.org/
Manual: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf

how to install:
Download the package form here and install it.
Then lauch VirtualBox typing “VirtualBox” in your shell; probably you’ll read something like this:

Could not lock the settings file ‘/home/user/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml’ (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED). because you haven’t the privilege to do that so:

$ sudo chown -R username.vboxusers /home/username/.VirtualBox and in this way you’ll create a new user in the VirtualBox group (substitute “username” with your username).

Now everything must be all right and you’ll have installed your Virtual Machine.

Create a new virtual machine is simple and you can choose from a lot of settings.

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