Now a days, you find lots of Operating Systems packaged as a IMG file, meant to be copied to a portable disk like a USB pen drive. For instance, Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Moblin are available as a IMG files. Now if you are interested in running these operating system flash images in VirtualBox, you will have to convert the IMG file to a VDI file (VirtualBox image).
Here is how you do it.
VirtualBox Guest Additions are a set of drivers and utilities which are installed always in the guest OS. Once installed, they improve the performance of the guest OS and its cooperation with rest of the product and even the host OS.
VirtualBox is a robust, easy to use, and freely available open source software developed by Sun Microsystems. VirtualBox allows you to run different Operating Systems in virtualization mode. For example, you can run Windows in Linux or vice versa using VirtualBox. I have put together a visual guide explaining how to create a new Ubuntu Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. Watch the video.
This is release 1.0-rc2 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
What’s new in this release – Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
Because of lags created by using mirrors, this message may reach you before the release is available at the public sites. The sources will be available from the following locations: (more…)