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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—creating a virtual machine

At last you have the chance to use Windows and Linux side by side! This is one of the best features VirtualBox has to offer when you want the best of both worlds!

  1. Open VirtualBox, and click on the New button (or press Ctrl+N) to create a new virtual machine:
    Time for action—creating a virtual machine
  2. The Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard! dialog will show up. Click on Next to continue. Type UbuntuVB in the Name field, select Linux as the Operating System and Ubuntu as the Version in the VM Name and OS Type dialog.
  3. Click on Next to continue. You can leave the default 384 MB value in the Memory dialog box or choose a greater amount of RAM, depending ...

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