Tag Archive: Mac

Dec 17

VirtualBox 2.1 Now Available

All platforms: Free and open source virtualization software VirtualBox gets a “major upgrade” to version 2.1 which is now available for download.

Besides a gaggle of fixes, the changelog details new features:

  • Support for hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V) on Mac OS X hosts
  • Support for 64-bit guests on 32-bit host operating systems (experimental; see user manual, chapter 1.6, 64-bit guests, page 16)
  • Added support for Intel Nehalem virtualization enhancements (EPT and VPID; see user manual, chapter 1.2, Software vs. hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V), page 10))
  • Experimental 3D acceleration via OpenGL (see user manual, chapter 4.8, Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL), page 66)
  • Experimental LsiLogic and BusLogic SCSI controllers (see user manual, chapter 5.1, Hard disk controllers: IDE, SATA (AHCI), SCSI, page 70)
  • Full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots (see user manual, chapter 5.2, Disk image files (VDI, VMDK, VHD), page 72)
  • New NAT engine with significantly better performance, reliability and ICMP echo (ping) support (bugs #1046, #2438, #2223, #1247)
  • New Host Interface Networking implementations for Windows and Linux hosts with easier setup (replaces TUN/TAP on Linux and manual bridging on Windows)

We’ve already shown you how to run Windows apps seamlessly inside Linux with VirtualBox; what OS combinations are you using it with? VirtualBox is a free download for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.






Mar 16

Most Amazing (OS) Crash Ever!

Following hot on the heels of?my recent posting,?”Most Successful Release Ever!” I have another fun?clip to show you. Although unlikely to impress Mac Fan Boys, you must admit that it’s quite humorous. Featured in the clip is Chris Prillo, the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome. Chris hosts videos on several internet sites, including CNN.com, YouTube …

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Mar 04

Most Successful Release Ever!

While viewing my “Friends Timeline” through TwitterBerry,?I noticed a post?by Mahalo Daily host Veronica Belmont about ETech 2008. Once I followed that post I was intrigued by a previous post I missed entitled, “The Steve Jobs 90 Minute Keynote In 60 Seconds.” This keynote address was part of MacWorld 2008 and with such a headline, …

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