Virtualbox or VMWare

Gregory Nowak greg at
Thu Feb 17 13:01:01 EST 2011

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On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:54:24AM -0500, Alex Snow wrote:
> The CLI will work in windows...though note that the CLI is for 
> configuration and management only, you will not be able to interact with 
> the guest OS using the host's screen reader.

While this is correct, it should also be pointed out that there's no
reason to interact with the guest using the host's screen reader,
you'd use the guest's screen reader for that. Unlike another
virtualization technology under windows, ad far as virtualbox goes,
the host screen reader won't get in the guest's way (I.E. if you're
running a windows guest under a windows host in virtualbox when
virtualbox has keyboard control, key strokes meant for the guest's
screen reader won't get captured by the host's screen reader). I
personally am a happy user of virtualbox under windows interfacing
with the guest directly, and under gnu/linux, interfacing with the
guest over vrdp on a headless host.


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