Virtual box to do cross-browser testing
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Nov 16 16:24:37 UTC 2009
John Almberg <jalmberg at identry.com> wrote:
> Anyone have experience using Sun's "Virtual Box" on FreeBSD? I am
> looking for a way to run virtual Windows machines to do cross-browser
> Don't need sound card or anything complex... if I can get it working
> good enough to have access to IE 6, 7, and 8 (with 3 different virtual
> boxes, probably), that would be enough for me.
> But before I jump through the hoops of setting up a new FreeBSD box and
> setting up this virtual box software, I'd like to hear how others have
> fared with this software.
> Any experience, much appreciated.
I've been using it for several months. Older versions were a bit fussy,
but the latest seems to be really solid.
The only problem I have with it is that high graphic usage will basically
steal the VM away from the user (i.e. if I run a video inside a vbox
machine, I can't access the mouse until the video is done running).
Been running Windows WP inside a Virtual Box on FreeBSD 7.
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