Virtualbox or VMWare

Tim Culhane tim.culhane at
Thu Feb 17 10:51:07 EST 2011

Thanks for that.

Would  VBoxManage work  from the CLI in Windows 7 or would I have to be
running it under linux?


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Alex Snow
Sent: 17 February 2011 15:48
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Virtualbox or VMWare

It basicly comes down to what you prefer, a GUI or CLI for setup.  
Virtualbox's GUI really isn't accessible, but it has a command-line 
configuration program called VBoxManage that you can use.

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 08:40:02AM -0000, Tim Culhane wrote:
> Hi all,
> Apologies if this is off topic, but what is the opinion of the list 
> members as to the most accessible virtualisation software to use with 
> a screen reader?
> I've read that Virtualbox is much more responsive and efficient, but 
> it uses the QT framework and thus its UI is not screen reader 
> friendly.
> On the flip side VMWare is a bit of a resource hogger  but is much 
> more accessible.
> Would this be the opinion of  people in general?
> Note I would be using the virtualisation software  both with Jaws on 
> Windows and Orca on linux.
> Regards,
> Tim
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