[Wiltshire] Request for help - Ubuntu 14.04

Simon Iremonger wiltslug at iremonger.me.uk
Wed Sep 3 16:59:44 UTC 2014

> As for Simon's VirtualBox suggestion;  you might need to check your CPU
> supports virtualisation in hardware, else it will be very slow AIUI.
I've not found this actually...  It actually does pagetable
software-emulation and usermode- code running 'natively'.

The Virtualization-extensions allow for more efficient hardware simulation
etc. but with the decent Virtualbox guest additions it really works
more than well enough anyway!  -- essentially they add a lot of 
paravirtualization calls etc. avoiding most of the
simulated-hardware-overhead where it matters...

What isn't well supported is 3D-accelerated-graphics in the virtual
machine.  Apparently VMware may do this well.


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