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Installing Sun VirtualBox 1.6 on Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

Several challenges were overcome in the installation process of VirtualBox 1.6 on both my desktop Dell Optiplex GX620 and my IBM Lenovo X60, both running Hardy Heron.  For those who don’t know, VirtualBox is an open-source GUI interface software for building multiple virtual machines.  Yes, open source meaning free.  There are versions for nearly every operating system.  My goal today was installing it on the Ubuntu 8.04.  First was simply downloading it from the right source!

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My favorite article on Linux

The past two weeks I have begun tinkering with Linux again. I initially a few months back had installed an instance of Kubuntu on my desktop, only to become completely frustrated with it taking 12 hours to get a dual-head display adapter working correctly. This time though I reformatted a server I was using for Asterisk and installed Cent-OS 5.1 Server on it and at the same time went for trying straight up Ubuntu on my laptop.

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