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    Default VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 2 Brings SMP Performance Boosts

    Phoronix: VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 2 Brings SMP Performance Boosts

    Earlier this month VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 1 was introduced by Sun Microsystems, which brought OpenGL 2.0 support for virtualized guests along with SMP support for guest operating systems. There were other notable changes present too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzM0OA

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    wasnt there a news about fewer news beeing released?
    anyways, did anyone test the directx stuff?
    how well is it working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfanne View Post
    anyways, did anyone test the directx stuff?
    how well is it working?
    It works for a few things but still pales in comparison to VMWares latest beta's as far as performance and compatibility with DX apps.

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    It would be pretty cool if Sun contributed patches back to WINE.

    Does anyone know if they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    It would be pretty cool if Sun contributed patches back to WINE.

    Does anyone know if they do?
    If vbox uses Wine libraries then they have to by copyright law. If you believe in that sort of thing.

    Any way, good for playing old games but much more interested in OGL support as it's more open and not controlled by M$ who only have Windows compatibility motives at heart, not to mention other agendas...

    Of course, OGL games can easily have native Linux clients any way, hence another reason for preferring OGL.


    P.S.: Aww, the ad software on this site recognizes ads for M$ spelled out, but not "M$".

    P.P.S. You should get rid of all your M$ ads as they have no place on a Linux website. I know their marketing department wants to pay you a lot for it but you should tell them to advertise elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yfrwlf View Post
    P.P.S. You should get rid of all your M$ ads as they have no place on a Linux website. I know their marketing department wants to pay you a lot for it but you should tell them to advertise elsewhere.
    why? let them fund Phoronix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yfrwlf View Post
    If vbox uses Wine libraries then they have to by copyright law. If you believe in that sort of thing.
    In this regards, doesn't the GPL just say that if you use or make changes to GPL code, you have to release the source?

    What I meant was, it would be cool if SUn submitted patches back to WINE, so the fixes that Sun makes doesn't end only in Virtual Box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yfrwlf View Post
    If vbox uses Wine libraries then they have to [contribute patches back to Wine] by copyright law.
    No, they don't. Per the GPL, they need only provide corresponding source code alongside any binaries that they distribute (or provide the "written offer to distribute", which seems to not be used very often); there is no requirement that they send anything back upstream. Stallman has even criticized such a requirement in other licenses.

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    I tested Linux guest addons and those stopped working. Of course the correct ones installed. Anybody else with the same problem?

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