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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows developers] Linux virtual machine for Boost developers
From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-26 15:51:25

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:17 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> For multicore VMs, you can get VMWare Server free from
> As the industry's leading VM technology, you can expect support for most
> of the same things that VirtualBox supports. Snapshots, for sure.

I used to have VMWare but I find VirtualBox easier to use; overall it
feels simpler and lighter.

Also, maybe they've fixed this but the last time I tried VMWare, it
would annoyingly restrain the mouse within the boundaries of the
virtual machine window and would require you to hit a keyboard key to
free it. With VirtualBox, when you cross the window boundary the mouse
cursor changes, but other than that it looks and feels like a native
Windows window.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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