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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Summary

In this chapter, I showed you how to take real advantage of your virtual machines by means of the VirtualBox Guest Additions.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to install the Guest Additions on Windows, Linux, and Solaris guests
  • How to alternate between the fullscreen and windowed modes in your virtual machines
  • How to share folders between your host PC and your virtual machines
  • How to use the seamless windows feature to run applications from your virtual machines side by side with applications from your host PC
  • How to activate hardware 3D acceleration in your virtual machines
  • How to use snapshots to revert your virtual machines to previous states so you can recover from application installation failures or other misfortunes

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