VirtualBox 3 - Compiz Fusion & DirectX - Must see!

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    I'm thrilled beyond words ... VirtualBox 3 is simply the best app of 2009. Period.

    Not only does it bring in the new network stack that is simply great, it brings in 3D support that works flawlessly - including DirectX. So have fun and enjoy two tutorials/articles showing you:

    1) Compiz Fusion INSIDE a Linux virtual machine in VirtualBox
    2) DirectX INSIDE a Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox

    This was all science fiction 6 months ago, it's pure coolness now!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/virtualbox-3-compiz.html

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/virtualbox-3-directx.html


    And a few teaser images:

    virtualbox-3-compiz-1.jpg

    virtualbox-3-directx-max-payne-running.jpg


    Enjoy!!


    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. tlu

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    I'm not sure about that but I agree that it's very good indeed. The only issue I'm still having is that SMP doesn't work well yet. I had hoped that v. 3.0.2 solved this issue, but after running WinXP for some hours with 2 processors enabled (I have a Core2Duo) it becomes extremely slow. With 1 processor all is well.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Ah, a sucker punch to my unmentionables ... well, considering the DELTA VirtualBox has made compared to its previous versions, it's definitely the most revolutionary app for the current year.

    Still, as you said, 5.5 months left.

    Mrk
     
  4. lodore

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    I like virtualbox but since version 3 is new its going to be rough around the edges.
    I wonder what the next version will bring.
     
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  5. Longboard

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    Res ipsa loquitur :)
    LOL
    Laissez les bon temps rouler. :D :D
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    As they say in French, what? :)
    Mrk
     
  7. demonon

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    Let the good times roll.

    And the first latin sentence means the king speaks himself, I guess.
     
  8. lewmur

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    I just used it to install Win7 RC build 7100. Once I found out how to access the shared folders, everything seems to be working fine. But I haven't the faintest idea of how to test the 3d stuff. I don't even use Compiz in Linux.:D Just not into the "pretty pictures" stuff.
     
  9. lewmur

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    You obviously aren't from New Orleans.:D LTGTR!!:thumb:
     
  10. demonon

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    And how about my translation from the first latin sentence, anything to improve?
     
  11. lewmur

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    The only thing I remember from my Jesuit High School days about Latin is this diddy:
    "Latin is a dead language. Dead as dead can be. First it killed the Romans and now it's killing me.":doubt:
    But my lawyer brothers would tell you that "res ipsa loquitur" is a legal term meaning "the thing speaks for itself." Which I'm sure you knew.
     
  12. Ocky

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    De mortuis nil nisi bonum ! :D
     
  13. demonon

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    Of course, res is thing or case. I always confuse that with rex.

    On topic though, I tried virtualbox 3.0 for myself and I have to say I like it more then I liked my vmware workstation trial.
    Having 3d acceleration is a nice thing, but my rig cannot really handle all the stress.
     
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