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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows developers] Linux virtual machine for Boost developers
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-26 16:45:33

on Fri Sep 26 2008, "Emil Dotchevski" <> wrote:

> 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.

Maybe, but if you need multicore support, you need something else.

> 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.

That's been fixed with VMWare "forever." You may need to install
VMWare Tools on the guest.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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