two monitors, two operating systems!

I have been using Parallels Desktop on my Mac for a few years now when I need to run WinXP. Recently I read about Sun's VirtualBox and thought of giving it a try. Couple of nights ago I installed the app (its way smaller in size than the Parallels), and then Installed OpenSolaris OS on it. It runs like a charm. No problem in installation and it actualy uses a lot less resources than Parallels does. I have yet to install WinXP on VB to see if it works just as good as in Parallels but with less resource use obviously. In fact I did try to install XP but everytime I got some error in loading installation CD. I have yet to figure out the solution. Seems like lots of other people are getting the same problem though! The error I'm getting is this:

Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted

Anyway, I am happy to be able to run solaris though. It works excellent in 'seamless' mode on my second monitor! Click on the image for the larger version.
mac os x and opensolaris on virtualbox together

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  1. Mr. Witt

    Hey! You are posting again! (Not that i can really point an accusing finger - when is the last time that our website was updated? I am afraid to check.)

    How are you Mahesh? What are you up to? Xmas? New Years fun? How is the family? Hobbies? Romance? Education? I hope all is doing well for you.

    We are fine - aside from post-holiday catharsis/blues. Xmas was great; New Years was blissfully uneventful (i fell asleep at 830, then again at 145). Back to work on Tuesday!

    Gotta help tish get out of the house with Ben now, so signing off. One request/complaint, if you don't mind (and, again, bear in mind that i mentioned above how hypocritical i am - but i realize it! The request: i really miss your Random Jottings that were of a more personal nature. What are you up to? Pictures from Africa. Annoying adventures with bureaucracies. The computer stuff doesn't really tell me what Mahesh is up to.

    Hmm. I guess now i have to put my money where my mouth is and start updating our blog too! Someone might actually be missing our posts too.

    Hope all is great for you, Mahesh. It's the end of the year, so i have been nostalgic for many things including our rambling office conversations, and cooking with Meg at my apartment.



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