Virtualbox 5.0 – One step closer to the Matrix

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Mrkvonic, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    8,695
  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    Nice review. I just upgrade to 5.0 two days ago. No issues so far.
     
  3. Night_Raven

    Night_Raven Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Posts:
    388
    VirtualBox stable? Riiiiiiight.
     
  4. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    720
    Thanks for the review. Looks really good, indeed.
     
  5. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    Care to elaborate on this. I have used VirtualBox for a number of years and find it to be quit stable. See my signature for what I currently use in VirtualBox.

    Review this thread: List your Virtual Machines | Wilders Security Forums for other operating systems I have successfully use, tested, played with in VirtualBox.
     
  6. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    665
    Is there a way to select what GPU that you want to use in VBbox?
     
  7. Night_Raven

    Night_Raven Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Posts:
    388
    I don't remember details as I abandoned VirtualBox a while ago. I remember having various issues with crashes of guests, corrupted virtual hard disks, virtual machines not starting due to some issues with snapshots, and god-knows what else that I can't recall at the moment.
    USB support was (in my experience) buggy as hell. It also lacked drag and drop support which I see has been added now, even though they were very strong opponents to ever including it due to it posing security risks and/or other nonsense.

    However, since this was a major release, I just might give it a try again but I seriously doubt I would go back to VirtualBox, especially now that I have gotten used to VMware Workstation which solved every issue I had with VirtualBox.
     
  8. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    Interesting. Thanks. My experience is a whole lot better.
     
  9. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Posts:
    3,187
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    The early versions of VB were a bit rocky, the latest is good.
    I changed to VMWare too. Been very good.
    Seamless updates and upgrades.
    When I amortise the cost out over 5-6 VMs and snapshots: pretty good value :)
     
  10. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
    There is an experimental feature called PCI Passthrough that may be able to do this depending if the requirements are met. It's only available from a Linux host

    From the VirtualBox help:
     
  11. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    665
    Thanks for this. Too bad..
     
  12. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,459
    Whoah. PCI passthrough for GPUs? Like in Xen?

    Wow. That is *GREAT.* IIRC it means you can run a Windows guest on top of a Linux host with full GPU access, completely negating the main advantage of native Windows.
     
  13. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Posts:
    6,851
    Does it still have a 256MB VRAM limit?
     
  14. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,322
    Location:
    Philippines
  15. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Still experienced minor temporary startup errors, and KDE 5 Plasma 3D acceleration is still not fixed!
     
Loading...