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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows developers] Linux virtual machine for Boost developers
From: Anthony Williams (anthony.ajw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-26 16:09:57

"Emil Dotchevski" <emil_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

If you install VMWare tools in the guest OS then this constraint goes
away. When it works, VMWare is really nice. Unfortunately, my
installation has gone belly up and refuses to run my Linux VM any
more. I even tried building a new one but it hung the Kubuntu
installer :-(


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