Categories: cpu, guest, host, hotkey, idle, kernel, linux, load, mode, seamless.
In pre 2.0 VirtualBox seamless mode was only for Windows guests on linux hosts. Now Linux guests on Windows hosts benifit from this invaluable feature. Albeit there are not many instances where a graphical linux program is require without a Windows alternative, but if need be the feature is available. Just boot up your guest, and hit your hotkey + l and viola, VirtualBox rips the gnome, or kde docks right off the desktop and slaps it into Windows. Frankly it can’t get much better than this, and my main hopes for the future is better linux kernel support further reducing host CPU load when the guests are idle. This will further realize the dream of virtualization, which is the deployment of multiple virtual machines on a single host system. The less host CPU load experienced results in more guest OSs being deployable.
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