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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Allowing 3D Hardware Acceleration in your virtual machines

Hey, wanna show your boss a cool trick in VirtualBox? In this section, I'll show you what a VirtualBox VM can do if you have a decent graphics card. The only drawback is you need a powerful host machine with at least 2 GB of RAM and a 64 MB graphics card to share between your host and guest operating systems because 3D acceleration demands a lot of horse power on the graphics hardware components.

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