64-bit linux emulation

José García Juanino jjuanino at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 21:13:02 UTC 2015

On 16 July 2015 at 22:56, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> I confirm VirtualBox works perfectly on FreeBSD 10.1. As a matter of fact
> I never had problems with it; used on 9.3, 10.0, 10.1 (guest systems:
> Windows XP, 7, FreeBSD 8, 9, 10, CentOS 5, 6, 7, Fedora 5, 13, 16, 20,
> Ubuntu 10, 14, OpenBSD 4.9, Debian 7, ReactOS,... - list is not complete)

Hi, I confirm also this claim: FreeBSD 10.1 in Virtualbox is very
stable and works very well as workstation: vtnet  net driver works at
the same level as the native Windows drivers in terms of speed and
stability, and at I/O level I do not notice much difference with the
Windows native performance. X window system, with virtualbox driver
also performs very well with no problem at all. Clipboard sharing also
works as expected, etc etc. The host operating system is Windows 7 64
bits, 8GB RAM, core I5. I am very happy with this scenario, as I have
the best of the two worlds: Windows and FreeBSD (yes, Windows has some
specifics advantages in some corporate environments). And I am not an
ocassional user: I run the combo Windows 7 + Virtualbox  + FreeBSD
every day in my company. Only I have suffered some sporadic issues,
but almost never FreeBSD related but Virtualbox related (and fixed
very soon by VirtualBox upstream, though).


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