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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

VirtualBox Guest Additions is an extra add-on software that not only helps to improve the interactive performance of guest systems, but also provides a closer integration between the host and guest VM. Guest Additions needs to be installed once the guest VM is installed. This software contains device drivers and applications that optimize the performance and usability of the guest OS.

The following features can be leveraged once you install Guest Addition:

  • Mouse pointer integration: Guest Additions helps to improve and enhance the mouse support. When you install the add-on, it installs a special mouse driver in the guest VM, which communicates with the actual mouse driver on the host OS to help move the mouse ...

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