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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows developers] Linux virtual machine for Boostdevelopers
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-26 16:14:34

How does this compare with coLinux?

Robert Ramey

Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 6:41 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> In another thread, Anthony Williams wrote:
>>> ... I'll open a trac
>>> ticket, and fix it when I'm next using my linux box.
>> I develop on Windows, and used keep a Linux box around for
>> developing Linux specific code. But lately I've switched to using
>> VirtualBox ( for Linux development. It's free,
>> open source, is a lot easier to use and maintain than separate
>> machines or dual boot configurations, It is also easier to use than
>> other virtualization approaches I've tried, which tended to be
>> fragile.
> I second what Beman said, VirtualBox is the way to go. I would add
> that it also lets you directly mount windows foldes, so once you get
> it up and running, you can edit the source code in Windows and just
> build/test in Linux. Finally, saving the current state of the box
> works great, so it takes no time to bring it up when you need it and
> close it when you don't.
> I am pretty sure however that VirtualBox doesn't expose the multiple
> cores of the CPU. So in terms of testing multi-threading code, which
> is what Antony typically does I suppose, it's use is rather limited.
> Emil Dotchevski
> Reverge Studios, Inc.
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