In Part 1, we got hold of the Windows 10 Technical Preview build and created ourselves a VirtualBox guest machine onto which we installed it in Part 2. And it should work perfectly fine, if you can live with a low-resolution display. On start-up, my Windows 10TP guest machine was using the pre-supplied Microsoft base … Continue reading
This all started when I needed to run a sandboxed instance of WordPress and thought a virtual Ubuntu 11.10 server would the simple answer under VirtualBox. Deciding how to network my virtual server so that I could practically use it, I’m going to run two network adapters on my virtual server to give me the … Continue reading
Get the know how to make technology work for you. Iyaz Akhtar and Leo Laporte show you tech projects that you can do yourself and explain everything from tech basics to advanced techniques. Records live every Thursday at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET. Taking a different topic every week, Leo and Iyaz produce this weekly tech-tutorial show … Continue reading
Since Microsoft released the Windows 8 developer Preview, Oracle has been running to keep up with the technical changes which have effectively broken a chain of VirtualBox releases. Consequently Windows 8 has failed to run, or failed in part – notably graphics adapters and decent screen resolutions – hobbling attempts to use Windows 8 fully. … Continue reading
This continues our run-through of virtual networking in VirtualBox. This is all heading toward setting up a virtual server for Ubuntu 11.10 with a sandboxed instance of WordPress. Completing our tour of the Network Adapter options available to our guest machine, there are two left.
This all started when I needed to run a sandboxed instance of WordPress and thought a virtual Ubuntu 11.10 server would the simple answer under VirtualBox. It is – provided you understand how to network virtual machines in that environment. That includes a basic understanding of what is an IP, or network, address. Last time, … Continue reading
In case you’re running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Oracle VirtualBox 4.1, you’ll need to exercise caution in which version of VirtualBox Guest Addtions you run. Guest Additions work up to version 4.1.8. After that, you take pot luck depending on what virtualised hardware you’re running. Users of 4.1.10, 4.1.12 and 4.1.14 are reporting all … Continue reading
Following the Build Conference this week, Microsoft has released a Developer’s Preview version of Windows 8, complete with the Metro UI front end and sample Metro-style apps. Go to the Microsoft Developer’s Network (MSDN) and you can download any of several preview versions of Windows 8 compiled for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, either with or … Continue reading