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Archive for December 1st, 2009

Sun VirtualBox 3.1.0 now available

Posted by essjae on December 1, 2009

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The following major new features were added:

  • Teleportation (aka live migration); migrate a live VM session from one host to another (see the manual for more information)
  • VM states can now be restored from arbitrary snapshots instead of only the last one, and new snapshots can be taken from other snapshots as well (“branched snapshots”; see the manual for more information)
  • 2D video acceleration for Windows guests; use the host video hardware for overlay stretching and color conversion (see the manual for more information)
  • More flexible storage attachments: CD/DVD drives can be attached to an arbitrary IDE controller, and there can be more than one such drive (the manual for more information)
  • The network attachment type can be changed while a VM is running
  • Complete rewrite of experimental USB support for OpenSolaris hosts making use of the latest USB enhancements in Solaris Nevada 124 and higher
  • Significant performance improvements for PAE and AMD64 guests (VT-x and AMD-V only; normal (non-nested) paging)
  • Experimental support for EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface; see the manual for more information)
  • Support for paravirtualized network adapters (virtio-net; see the manual for more information)

and 40+ bug fixes.

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New Website Content: Installling Windows NT 4 in WinVPC

Posted by essjae on December 1, 2009

I just added a new PDF, Installing Windows NT 4 Workstation in Windows VPC, to my website. Also added is an ISO of NT4SP6 and IE6 for NT4, which should ease the efforts of getting NT4 to a working SP level.

This is my second PDF on installing an unsupported OS in WinVPC, the first was for Win98

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