Virtualized developer system (was Re: Back to the basics:improving user experience)

Denis Johnson denis.johnson at
Mon Oct 20 19:24:11 CEST 2008

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Jisakiel <jisakiel at> wrote:
> ¿May I suggest the image being a virtualbox one instead of vmware? Virtualbox is quite fast as well, and there are free (as in speech) versions available for all major distros. Only problem is that the open source does not support usb (but the commercial version is freely downloadable and does).
> Only free vmware nowadays are the player (no snapshots ability) and the server (too heavyweight, based on tomcat + firefox plugin).


I have been using VirtualBox to run a Ubuntu guest for over a year
now. Works very well, although I have not tried to connect neo
directly to this instance. I ssh to another laptop running ubuntu
natively to which I connect the FR.

cheers Denis

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