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virtual box

Bill Bogstad wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose-prQxUZoa2zOsTnJN9+BGXg at> wrote:
>> Stephen Adler wrote:
>>> Anyone had time to kick the tires of Virtual Box?
>>> Cheers. Steve.
>> All the time.  I use it on both Windows and Linux hosts, and using both
>> Windows and Linux guest OS's.
>> In fact, I even share the same Linux guest OS, sometimes running it on a
>> Windows host, and sometimes on a Linux one.  (That doesn't work for
>> Windows guests, though, as Win doesn't take kindly to the underlying
>> hardware changing massively from under it.)
> That's odd.  I haven't had problems moving Windows guests between
> different Linux hosts with VirtualBox.  If you are using the same
> version of VirtualBox on both Linux/WIndows host machines, I would
> think that you could maintain the same hardware config from the
> perspective of the Windows guest OS.\
> Bill Bogstad

Not from my experience.  If some significant piece of hardware (e.g., 
CPU, motherboard, etc.) changes out from under Windows it refuses to run.


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