VirtualBox + Windows 7 Test Drive = smoothness

Just installed Sun’s virtualizer VirtualBox — a free, open-source alternative to Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion — and then created a virtual machine for the Test Drive of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC).
VirtualBox is easily acquired and installed. Microsoft required a hotmail/ registration to download Windows 7 … I think I had a hotmail account back before Mr. Softee snatched ’em, but despite my misgivings, I registered with my real address.

Anyway, I haven’t had a chance to dig into Windows, and I don’t have nearly enough Benadryl on hand for that anyway, but I am very pleased that VirtualBox installs and works basically as smoothly as either of its non-free competitors. I hope VMWare and Parallels have recouped their development costs for their products.

Author: jjmarcus

Apple Specialist, Mac Whisperer, Cloud Wrangler - Your Remote CTO

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