Ian said:<br><br>>> 1. No copying & pasting between host and guest --<br>>> Although
you are supposed to be able to copy & paste between host and guest,
the PBI does not let me.<br>
<br>Kris said:<br><br>> Copy & Paste works just fine here with a Win XP guest and the PBI.
<br>> You have to install the guest additions, under devices -> install guest additions first though.<br>
<br>I have guest additions installed. I can only copy from the guest and paste in the host. I cannot go the other way. So, guest-->host works and host-->guest does not.<br><br>No matter what, I think that VirtualBox is the best solution yet for BSD to run Windoze programs. <br>
<br>DosBox worked great, but its DOS.<br><br>Qemu/Kqemu/Aqemu worked, but not always, and not fast.<br><br>Win4BSD worked but its developer never seemed to care much about BSD and never did upgrade past FreeBSD 6.x. <br>
<br>Wine could not run WordPerfect reliably (that, and occasional use of Adobe Acrobat and fast-feed scan-to-pdf and/or OCR are the only reasons I want to run Windows ).<br><br><br>Superfluous addition:<br><br>Sun has probably got Micro-Cheerleader Steve Ballmer staining his pants since VirtualBox lets virtual disks loaded with XP (or other MicroShaft OSs) (and MicroShaft programs) get easily relocated to another computer. <br>
<br>But that is only fair that Sun technology batter Ballmer and MicroShaft since it ridiculed Oracle for buying Sun saying that Oracle has just bought a decaying business, and that customers are moving
away from Sun’s servers and
Solaris operating systems.
“I don’t think anyone can treat Sparc as anything but legacy,” Mr.
Muglia [the president of MicroShaft’s server and tools business], said. “It will become obsolete in a very rapid period of time.
And I don’t think anyone views Solaris as viable." Right Ballmer and Muglia -- I guess we had better abandon our Unix-based servers immediately and replace them with yours. Not!<br><br>Ian Robinson<br><br><br>