The first time I used VirtualBox was to write a book about using the Apache Roller blog server in Linux, and because I needed to use my beloved MS Word software for the writing part, I had to struggle between a Windows XP and a Linux PC. When I installed VirtualBox on my Windows XP machine and tried a copy of Ubuntu Linux in a virtual machine, I was amazed! I could even use my Windows screen capture software to capture all the Linux screenshots for my book!
That's why I decided to use Ubuntu Linux for this chapter's exercises. In my humble opinion, it's the most friendly and fascinating Linux distribution for beginners.
In this chapter you shall: