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Windows 7: How to resize a Virtual Hard Disk in VirtualBox

17 Mar 2012   #11
TE7

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That's the first I've heard of a separate partition that holds both data and programs. That's neat. I'll have to check it out. How does openSUSE compare to other Linux distros? Any advantages or drawbacks?


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17 Mar 2012   #12
kado897

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It seems a solid system if a bit heavyweight with the default KDE desktop. I myself prefer Linux Mint with the lightweight LXDE desktop. Ubuntu has gone downhill in it's latest releases IMO which is why I am looking at others.
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17 Mar 2012   #13
TE7

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I also have Linux Mint (Gnome) in VirtualBox. I use the cinnamon desktop. I have installed new themes for it, although the cinnamon themes thread in the Linux Mint forums has disappeared since then. I like it pretty well. I haven't tried the LXDE desktop yet.
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17 Mar 2012   #14
kado897

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It's the most Windows like. It even has a start menu.

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17 Mar 2012   #15
TE7

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I just downloaded it. I will install it in VirtualBox now.
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17 Mar 2012   #16
kado897

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I started with the KDE desktop and added it later.

It works very well in Seamless mode too.

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17 Mar 2012   #17
TE7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I'm running Linux Mint LXDE in VirtualBox now. Very similar to Lubuntu. I tried Kubuntu but had problems with the update manager. It wasn't ready for prime time.
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17 Mar 2012   #18
kado897

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Yes Lubuntu is LDXE as well but I had problems with installing it. Malwarebytes real time protection objected to some of the addresses it was trying to connect to during installation.
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17 Mar 2012   #19
TE7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I had Malwarebytes real-time protection on my old XP system. I didn't like it too much, with all of the popups from the system tray. On my new Win 7 PC I have Norton Antivirus and Comodo firewall, with the free version of Malwarebytes. That setup seems to work pretty well. If I stick with the Linux Mint LXDE, I might just delete my Lubuntu VM.
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17 Mar 2012   #20
kado897

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I just noticed that there is a new release. I may download that tomorrow.
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