[PC-BSD Testing] Wine vs. VirtualBox

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 12:30:11 PST 2010


I vote with Brody Dover for VirtualBox because it offers more than Wine
does.

I could never get Wine to run WordPerfect or Adobe Acrobat (not Reader) and
certain OCR programs.  Now that VirtualBox was ported to FreeBSD and PCBSD
gave us a PBI for it, I have no further need for Wine.  VirtualBox is our
friend.

However, Wine would work for those who do not have a Windows license (and
who could find fault with that!), so it is needed.

VirtualBox runs Windows faster than Windows.  VirtualBox is our friend.

VirtualBox lets you run other operating systems too (FreeBSD, PCBSD, and
Linux) so it's good for testing.  VirtualBox is our friend.

VirtualBox is under rapid development.  VirtualBox is our friend.

I'm hoping VirtualBox adds USB support to the OSE Edition soon.


Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio



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> Mike Bybee wrote:
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> > On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com
> > <mailto:kris at pcbsd.com>> wrote:
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> >     On 02/04/2010 13:47, Mike Bybee wrote:
> >     > Are there any plans to include WINE in the default install?
> >     >
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> >     At the moment I don't plan on it, since wine is 32bit only, and I'm
> >     trying to keep the same PBIs across the amd64 / i386 ISO's.
> >     However you
> >     can still download it post-install via the Software Manager :)
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> >
> >     --
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> >     Kris Moore
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> > Thanks :)
> > I just wanted to make sure I didn't mark it in my article as included
> > if its not. I tried overall to specify if something required a PBI, a
> > port, or was installed by default.
> >
> > For what it's worth, I was able to replace nearly every function of my
> > work laptop with a PC-BSD 8 image. There were only two sticking
> > points, one of which hinges on the Linux compatibility (still
> > researching why that one isn't working), and the other on a truly odd
> > infrastructure setup on site.
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